Joachim Low has confirmed that Leeds United defender Robin Koch will feature for Germany against the Czech Republic.
The Whites enforcer jetted off on international duty on Monday after playing the entire 90 minutes in the 4-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.
The Germans will play three matches during this international break, starting with the friendly against the Czech’s on Wednesday evening.
Low was commenting on his side after a number of different players dropped out of the current squad this week.
“We only had seven outfield players and one goalkeeper in training yesterday, which is an important thing to note as we head into the international break,” he said.
“Antonio Rüdiger, Robin Koch and Julian Brandt will definitely be starting.”
The more game-time he gets in an environment with these world-class players, the better he will be back at Elland Road.
Koch has started to see mistakes creep into his game in recent weeks.
Starting with the Leicester clash, the 24-year-old misplaced a pass inside two minutes and handed Jamie Vardy the perfect chance to open the scoring.
Moving into the Palace game, Koch then was too easily out-muscled by Scott Dann and Leeds were behind in the first 10 minutes once again.
This international break and space away from Thorp Arch could be exactly what Koch needs, and a clean-sheet on Wednesday evening would be the confidence boost he has been missing in recent weeks in West Yorkshire.
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