With Euro 2016 set to start, the German team has been plagued with injuries. Trainer Joachim Löw is making lemonade out of lemons and hopes that Jonathan Tah will prove a fitting replacement for Antonio Rüdiger, who was to replace Mats Hummels.
In the 12 months leading up to the next World Cup Antionio Rüdiger has quietly climbed up the pecking order among German defenders. He spoke to DW about his role and his aspirations ahead of 2018 in Russia.
Bayer Leverkusen center back Jonathan Tah has been drafted in to replace Antonio Rüdiger, who picked up a knee injury in training. Tah has only won one cap for his country.
Germany had barely arrived in France, when defender Antonio Rüdiger’s tournament was ended through injury. He had been seen as the most likely man to fill in for the still-ailing Mats Hummels in Germany’s first match.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016. Fitness concerns have kept Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus off of the team.
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