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Bernd Leno will be a key member of the Under-21 team.
Bernd Leno will be in goal for Rainer Adrion's Under-21 squad.
The Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper will most likely be Adrion's preferred choice. Leno is one of the most talented young goalkeepers in Germany and will do well if he is given the chance.
Although Timo Horn of FC Cologne and Oliver Baumann of SC Freiburg are worthy of the No.1 goalkeeper spot, Leno should have the advantage.
His Leverkusen team finished third in the Bundesliga with Leno starting 32 games between the posts and recording 78 saves.
Horn did not play in any Bundesliga matches this season but did manage to start in two German Cup games where he had six saves.
Baumann, on the other hand, could be given the gloves if Leno does not perform well during the tournament. In his 39 matches this season, he has recorded 124 saves.
However, Leno should still be the starting goalie coming into the tournament as he has proven his worth to Adrion's side over the past few months and has been the consistent starter for the team.