Cologne (AP) – Julian Draxler of Paris Saint-Germain must prove himself as a manager in the announced B-squad of the German national football team against Turkey.

“A game like this is also good for that, that a player like Julian can show that he is not only a follower, but with his qualities can also be a very big factor for the national team,” said DFB director Oliver Bierhoff. on TV. Nitro transmitter. Just like with the victory of the Confed Cup in 2017, the now 53-time national player Draxler has to show himself as a stabilizer on Wednesday (8.45 p.m. / RTL) in Cologne.

“It’s nice that he got off to a good start in Paris, that he had four missions in a row, that he was very well approached with us in September, where he took responsibility,” said Bierhoff. In September, Löw had demanded that Draxler regularly appear in the league to develop further. “It is certainly a very important season for him,” said Bierhoff.

Low will spare a number of regulars in the friendly against Turkey. The strong Bayern block around captain Manuel Neuer will, among other things, only be used in the next Nations League matches in Ukraine and against Switzerland. “We will find a good mix of players who are in the rhythm. On the other hand, we can give players the opportunity to present themselves,” said Löw assistant Marcus Sorg. International newbies Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Jonas Hofmann and Florian Neuhaus (both Gladbach) have just as much chance as players who have only played in the DFB team a few times.

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