Germany coach Joachim Low has turned to uncapped Sebastian Jung of Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund's Sven Bender to fill the gaps left by injury-enforced defections from his squad to face Holland in an international friendly on Wednesday night.
Bayern Munich trio Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos and Jerome Boateng all pulled out of the squad at the weekend while Borussia Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer has also been forced to withdraw.
Jung therefore receives his first senior call after being backed to win his first cap by his club coach Armin Veh earlier this season.
"He deserves it," said Veh. "He is playing a fantastic season and has a good character."
Low is left with just 20 players for a friendly match which even he admits comes at an inconvenient time of the year.
"The problem at the end of the year is always that the players are under a lot of strain,'' he said on Sport1.de.
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