We will be open and honest after the training camp, and without match practice, you can't go into a tournament.
Germany's first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was included in their preliminary World Cup squad on Tuesday despite having been out of action since September but World Cup final scorer Mario Goetze was left out.
The Bayern Munich goalkeeper has not played since suffering a recurrence of a fractured foot in September, restricting him to just four appearances since the initial injury in April of previous year.
Uncapped Freiburg striker Petersen received an invitation from the national team after scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga this season.
His club-mate Gotze, who scored the winning goal in the final as Germany triumphed four years ago, misses out, however, after struggling for fitness and form at Signal Iduna Park this term. He has always made a very good impression.Читайте также: Fox, NBC decide less is more to start the fall season
"We want to thank you for the trust placed in us, which is also an obligation to establish ourselves amongst the best in the world", said Loew directly to Grindel.
Borussia Dortmund's midfielder Goetze, who scored the victor against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final, will miss the tournament in Russian Federation due to poor performances in the past season.
"It wasn't his best season".
The buildup to the squad announcement was overshadowed by photos of midfielders Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan presenting jerseys to Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London at the weekend.
"I know that those players [who missed out] are just very disappointed because they worked hard for it. Sandro has shown his class when with the team". "Some (of the reaction) seems to be over the top to me".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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