SHOWS: HAMBURG, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMANY COACH, JOACHIM LOEW, SAYING: "This morning we received bad news, which landed like a drop of bitterness.
After the training session yesterday, Leon Goretzka discovered he has a minor internal bleeding in a place that has been bothering him for some time, so he will not be able to play tomorrow.
That means I have to think about other options.
It is a shame really because this young team - and I know this for my experience from when there was a bit of a break for the team in 2010 - needs to play with more or less the same starting lineup over eight, ten or twelve matches without many changes." STORY: Germany will be without midfielder Leon Goretzka for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Netherlands in Hamburg on Friday (September 6) due to minor internal bleeding, coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday (September 5).
The Germans are already without several injured players, including Leroy Sane, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer and Antonio Ruediger, who are forming the new backbone of the team following a disappointing World Cup last year as they prepare to face the Dutch in Hamburg.
(Production: Stefan Haskins)