Jamal Musiala is not available for the restart of the German national soccer team. Bayern Munich's midfield star had to leave due to a torn muscle fiber in his left thigh.
National coach Hansi Flick will not make a subsequent nomination for the 20-year-old. "We all hoped Jamal would be fit because he has unique qualities," said Flick. He still has to do without his new planned offensive team of Musiala and Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz.
Musiala came on as a substitute the night before in FC Bayern's 2-1 away draw against Bayer Leverkusen. The Munich team lost the lead in the table as a result of the defeat. After the international break on April 1st, they meet current leaders Borussia Dortmund at home. The German Football Association and FC Bayern have not yet announced how long Musiala will be out. "We wish him to be fit as soon as possible," said Flick.
There are six newcomers in Flick's squad for the first test international matches after the World Cup debacle against Peru on Friday in Mainz and three days later in Cologne against Belgium. Mergim Berisha, Kevin Schade, Marius Wolf, Josha Vagnoman and Felix Nmecha are in the A squad for the first time, as is Malick Thiaw, who was brought up from the U21s. "We are curious about what we will see," said Flick.
Wirtz, Emre Can, Bernd Leno are returning after long breaks, Timo Werner is back after suffering a ligament injury shortly before the World Cup.