Germany have called up highly-rated Premier League duo Serge Gnabry and Emre Can from Arsenal and Liverpool respectively for the Under-21 European Championships that starts next month.
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Can has been one of the standout performers in a disappointing season for the Merseyside outfit, but struggled towards the end of the campaign after playing out of position as a right-back.
His performance during the 6-1 defeat against Stoke City on the final day of the season was widely criticised as his defensive error allowed Jonathan Walters to score and make it 3-0 after just 30 minutes at the Britannia Stadium.
Meanwhile, Gnabry has not played a single minute of first team football this year at the Emirates Stadium and will likely use the tournament to regain match sharpness ahead of next season.
Germany’s 28-man squad for this summer’s Euro-U21 Championships pic.twitter.com/bX4MaiLtvh
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The Germans have been drawn in Group A of the competition alongside Czech Republic, Denmark and Serbia and could potentially face their England counterparts in the semi-finals.