Germany have been hit by injuries ahead of their friendly game against France on Wednesday but coach Joachim Low said the problems would allow him to mix in new players ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Germany will be without striker Miroslav Klose and Borussia Dortmund trio Marcel Schmelzer, Marco Reus and Mario Gotze when they play Les Bleus at the Stade de France.
"We've got a problem many coaches have at this time of the year, we have to deal with it," Low told a news conference on Tuesday.
"We need more than 11 players. It's a year without [tournament] finals so we can test new players," Low said.
"[Injuries] also allow us to bring in new players ahead of the World Cup."
Low, who took charge in 2006, led Germany to the Euro 2008 final and to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup and last year's European Championship.
He fielded the second-youngest team in the 2010 World Cup and Germany developed into a side playing eye-catching football as Low brought in players such as Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan.
"This philosophy has made us stronger even though we need to make adjustments in the front as well as at the back," said Low, who added that Philip Lahm would play as right-back.
The May-June tour to America, where Germany will face Ecuador in Miami and the United States in Washington, DC, will give Low more chances to integrate new players.
"The American tour will allow us to see other players. Some players will need to rest after a long season and some will be playing in the Under-21 European Championship in Israel," he said.
With the World Cup in mind, Low will switch keepers for the France game. Rene Adler will start instead of Manuel Neuer.
"Neuer is the number one but we need to have someone who can replace him if needed before the World Cup. Neuer has to accept the situation," said Low. "He [Neuer] will be the keeper against Kazakhstan."
Germany top World Cup qualifying Group C with 10 points from four games and lead second-placed Sweden, who have a game in hand, by three points ahead of back-to-back fixtures against second-from-bottom Kazakhstan next month.
Bayern fans snap up 45,000 tickets to watch Champions League final live at Allianz Arena
When Sir Alex wakes up on Monday morning without team to manage, he will not be putting his feet up
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder announces he will be retiring at the end of the current season
Record goal-scorer signs a one-year contract extension with Europa League winners Chelsea
Ten years on, the legends speak to FFT
Your questions answered by an A to Z of legends
He's here, he's there, he's...
The cost of Premier League away travel
Nike CR7 IX for you
FourFourTwo is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media & FourFourTwo is part of Haymarket Sport
| International Licensing | © Haymarket Media Group 2010