Uth gets first Germany call-up, injured Gundogan misses out

Mark Uth has earned a maiden Germany call-up despite the Schalke striker not scoring in six Bundesliga outings this season.

Published : Oct 05, 2018 22:48 IST

Schalke striker Mark Uth.
Schalke striker Mark Uth.

Schalke striker Mark Uth.

Schalke striker Mark Uth has been named in the Germany squad for the first time ahead of Nations League outings against Netherlands and France.

Uth, 27, joined Schalke on a free transfer in pre-season after catching the eye with Hoffenheim last term, scoring 14 times in the Bundesliga to help Julian Nagelsmann's side qualify for the Champions League.

He is yet to score for his new club despite featuring nine times in all competitions, with Schalke alarmingly second from bottom in the Bundesliga having won just once in six matches.

But Joachim Low has seemingly seen enough from Uth to warrant a first call-up to the senior side.

There are few other surprises in the squad, with Manchester City's Leroy Sane present once again.

The winger came in for criticism ahead of Germany's most recent internationals and then left the camp early to attend the birth of his daughter.

His City team-mate Ilkay Gundogan is not included, however, as he sustained a hamstring injury against Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

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