VfB head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo and his coaching staff are taking the following players to the training camp in Marbella, where the Cannstatt club will be based from 10 to 19 January. As well as first-team regulars like Marc Oliver Kempf, Holger Badstuber and Pascal Stenzel, the squad also includes new signing Darko Churlinov as well as youngsters Lilian Egloff (U19), Sebastian Hornung, Florian Kleinhansl, Antonis Aidonis and Nick Bätzner (all U21).
The squad in full
Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel, Jens Grahl, Fabian Bredlow, Sebastian Hornung
Defenders: Marc Oliver Kempf, Pascal Stenzel, Maxime Awoudja, Borna Sosa, Holger Badstuber, Luca Mack, Florian Kleinhansl, Antonis Aidonis
Midfielders: Wataru Endo, Tanguy Coulibaly, Gonzalo Castro, Daniel Didavi, Atakan Karazor, Darko Churlinov, Philipp Förster, Philipp Klement, Orel Mangala, Mateo Klimowicz, Nick Bätzner, Lilian Egloff
Forwards: Silas Wamangituka, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, Nicolas Gonzalez, Mario Gomez, Roberto Massimo