By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Müller and Nagelsmann praise Beier after debut: "He handled it well."

Bundestrainer Julian Nagelsmann and German footballing legend Thomas Müller offered up praise for young striker Maximilian Beier after the 21-year-old furnished an impressive senior German national team debut last night. 

Twenty-one-year-old striker Maximilian Beier served as perhaps the brightest spot in the German national team's 0-0 draw with Ukraine in a pre-Euro friendly in Nürnberg last night. Subbed on in the 59th minute, the youngster found himself unfortunate to strike the goal-frame shortly after his introduction. Beier had additional chances came closer than any other German player to breaking the deadlock. 

Thomas Müller and Bundestrainer Julian Nagelsmann were quick to praise the DFB-debutant following his eye-catching performance. Nagelsmann must still cut one player in order to get his Euro 2024 roster down to 26 actors. After last night, it appears doubtful that Beier will be sent home despite the fact that the current 27-man provisional squad contains seven players who can play center-forward. 

"It went as expected," Müller told German public broadcaster ARD last night, "It would be expected that nerves would tighten up young players in their first senior international appearance, but we have them playing freely, freshly, and with creative spark. We have a good atmosphere for that."

"Maxi Beier got stuck in well and played a good game," Nagelsmann added, "He handled everything well and worked hard defensively.He had three good chances. As it stands now, no one deserves to go home. He [Beier] has made it more likely [that he will remain]."
 

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