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Nmecha lost to injury, Flick not satisfied with Hofmann at right-back

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Bundestrainer Hansi Flick won't have striker Lukas Nmecha available for Monday's Nations League fixture after the VfL Wolfsburg forward departed the DFB camp with "knee issues".

In other German national team news, it looks as if two new defenders will start against England on Monday in Flick's back-four.
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Hansi Flick finds himself down another striker after VfL Wolfsburg's Lukas Nmecha returned to his club injured on Saturday. Nmecha, who has yet to score a goal for the senior team, players five minutes as a substitute in Friday's 0-1 loss to Hungary. 


No further information about the 23-year-old's "knee issues" were divulged. Presumably, Nmecha might have been a candidate to start in the lead-striker-role following another tepid performance from Timo Werner.

Flick will definitely be employing some changes against England on Monday in his side's final significant exhibition fixture prior to the coming World Cup. Center halve Antonio Rüdiger will be unavailable due to accumulated yellow suspension.

Flick also made no secret of the fact that, despite previous success with Glabbach's Jonas Hofmann in the right fullback position, he was very dissatisfied with how the deployment worked in the most recent match.

In his post-match comments following Friday's defeat, Flick alluded to a "more natural fullback", meaning that Thilo Kehrer will most likely get the nod.


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