Luca Waldschmidt has scored 11 Bundesliga goals in 32 games for Freiburg. - © 2018 DFL
Luca Waldschmidt has scored 11 Bundesliga goals in 32 games for Freiburg. - © 2018 DFL
bundesliga

Freiburg’s Luca Waldschmidt receives first Germany call-up

whatsappmailcopy-link

Freiburg striker Luca Waldschmidt, who was the top scorer at this summer’s U21 European Championships, is the newest face in Joachim Löw’s Germany squad and one of 17 Bundesliga names.

Click here to read more about Luca Waldschmidt!

Germany will face the Netherlands and Northern Ireland in two qualifiers for next summer’s EURO 2020 competition across the continent.

Waldschmidt, 23, has earned his first call-up to the senior squad after scoring two in two games so far for Freiburg in the 2019/20 season.

Watch: Waldschmidt has been among the goals already this season!

A product of Eintracht Frankfurt’s youth academy, Waldschmidt scored seven goals at the U21 EUROS this summer as Germany reached the final, which ended in defeat to Spain.

Bundesliga stars such as Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz have all been named in the 22-man squad.

Germany meet the Dutch on Friday 6 September at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, before travelling to Belfast to face Northern Ireland three days later at Windsor Park.

Watch: Waldschmidt scored the Goal of the Tournament at the U21 Euros!

Full squad

*all Bundesliga players are bolded*

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Emre Can (Juventus), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

Forwards: Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)