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Tuchel: Wetklo refused to play

Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel has told Christian Wetklo not to return to first-team training after he made himself unavailable for selection.

Tuchel is disappointing with Wetklo's attitude after the back-up goalkeeper informed him before the 1-1 draw with Nurnberg in December that he did not wish to be selected to play.

The 34-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is unlikely to be offered a new deal following this revelation.

Tuche told German publication BILD: "It's a fact Christian Wetklo is not training with the first team.

"I made the decision to drop him after the match against Nurnberg when I was unable to understand his decision to not be available for the job of substitute goalkeeper."