The pair of Bundesliga starlets were picked by the Germany boss ahead of more experienced alternatives, but he has explained his personnel selections ahead of Euro 2012
Germany coach Joachim Low has justified his decision to call up Julian Draxler and Marc-Andre ter Stegen into his provisional squad for Euro 2012 on the grounds that the rookie pair have displayed enough potential to warrant their inclusion.
Eighteen-year-old Schalke midfielder Draxler only recently broke into the first team, while the Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper faces stiff competition from Tim Wiese and Ron-Robert Zieler to be Manuel Neuer's deputy between the sticks.
The likes of Marko Marin and Patrick Helmes have been overlooked in favour of the youthful duo, but Low is confident that he will be vindicated, as he revealed the players have made a considerable impression on him.
"[Draxler] has enormous potential. We think he will develop and are convinced that he can help us, despite his young age," said Low at a press conference.
"We calculated that Manuel Neuer would miss the majority of our preparations and we wanted to have three goalkeepers for that period.
"Ter Stegen has had an outstanding season and has performed well, despite being so young. The final decision on who goes will come on May 29."
Low then spoke about the importance of having a large squad at his disposal, claiming: "Good teams have good rotation.
"When someone can play unchallenged in same position for 10 years without out a competitor it's no good nowadays."