Liverpool’s Emre Can earns his first Germany call up

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has earned his first call-up to the Germany squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.

The 21-year-old has been in impressive form so far this season, catching the eye of Germany coach Joachim Low, as Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League.

Can is the only uncapped member of the squad, while Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos all return to the set-up after being rested for the June friendly against the USA.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is also in the squad, alongside Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Germany sit second in Group D, one point behind Poland, who they host on September 4 before travelling to Glasgow to face Gordon Strachan’s men at Hampden Park three days later.
Germany squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich),  Marc-Andre TerStegen (Barcelona), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Jonas Hector (FC Koln), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), ShkodranMustafi (Valencia), Sebastien Rudy (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Emre Can (Liverpool), IlkayGundogan (Borussia Dortmund), Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United)

Forwards: Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Wolfsburg), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim)

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  1. mcapm

    August 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I believe Can to be one of the best ‘potential’ midfielders in the Premier league.
    He is young, so a little impetuous, but is learning every game.
    The one thing he has over many midfied players nowadays is tenacity and a physical presence.
    I think he has heart, and a willingness to improve.
    If he studies midfielders he believes to be the best in the world, and patterns himself on them, i feel he could become one of the world’s best.
    If he stays in the Liverpool team and is given a chance to blossom, I doubt LFC will be able to hold on to him. Unless of course, he also has humility and allegiance, which is rare when there are so many money grabbers out there (not least of which may be his agent!?)
    Good luck to him and congratulations on being chosen for the international squad.

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