Germany sees debutant withdraw from the Euros, Champions League finalist replaces him

Aleksandar Pavlovic has received some unfortunate news. The German midfielder is suffering from tonsillitis, an inflammation of the tonsils, and therefore must miss the Euros. This was confirmed by the German Football Association (DFB) on Wednesday.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 04:40, 12 Jun 2024

Last Monday, Pavlovic, who broke through at Bayern Munich this season, made his debut for the national team.

He came on as a substitute against Ukraine and was part of the 26-man squad selected by coach Julian Nagelsmann for the Euros. However, due to an inflammation of his tonsils, he has left the national team.

Nagelsmann has since called up a replacement for the twenty-year-old absentee: Emre Can. The 30-year-old player, representing Borussia Dortmund, played eighty minutes in the Champions League final against Real Madrid earlier this month and is preferred over players like Leon Goretzka. "We wanted another defensive midfielder in the squad, so we decided to call him up," explained Nagelsmann. "He immediately expressed his enthusiasm and readiness to join the team."

For host nation Germany, the Euros start this coming Friday. Our neighbors will play the opening match against Scotland at 9:00 PM. Hungary and Switzerland are also in Group A.

Germany's preparation for the tournament has been intense, with the team aiming to make a strong impression as hosts. The loss of Pavlovic is a setback, but the inclusion of Emre Can brings experience and versatility to the squad. Can's recent form, including his performance in the Champions League final, makes him a valuable addition.

The opening match against Scotland is highly anticipated, with fans eagerly awaiting the team's performance. The presence of Hungary and Switzerland in Group A adds to the challenge, as both teams have shown they can compete at a high level. Germany's squad, a blend of seasoned players and emerging talents, is expected to rise to the occasion.

The tournament is not only an opportunity for Germany to showcase its footballing prowess but also a chance for the team to rally the support of the home crowd. The pressure is on, but with leaders like Emre Can stepping up, the team is poised to make a deep run in the competition. As the tournament kicks off, all eyes will be on Germany to see if they can live up to the expectations and deliver a memorable performance on home soil.

Updated: 04:40, 12 Jun 2024