German National Team Director Details Why Draxler Did Not Earn a Call-Up for March’s International Fixtures

The German national team recently unveiled its squad list for the spring 2022 World Cup qualifying fixtures. Among the players who did not earn a call-up was Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler.

The German midfielder had been in top form for PSG over the past month. Due to the injuries to Neymar and Angel Di Maria, he wound up earning playing time minutes in all competitions.

Draxler surely impressed PSG’s coaching staff as of late thanks to his five goal contributions in nine recent fixtures in all competitions, including a goal against OGC Nice in a Ligue 1 match. Still, his performances were not enough to persuade German national team manager Joachim Low to call him up for this month’s international matches.

German national team director Oliver Bierhoff did recently touch (via Kicker) about why the likes of Draxler and Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt were omitted from the final squad list.

“You can interpret that as a sign that you are not satisfied with their development,” Bierhoff said. “The coach only has a limited number of seats available.”

Draxler will now look ahead to continuing his top form in order to possibly be selected for Germany’s final Euro 2020 squad list.

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