They have other 9's they just didn't invite them. Max Kruse would have been a great option. Eggestein is the obvious one. I wouldn't be surprised if he's in Weigl's position for the WM: given a last minute cap and invitation to sit on the bench the whole tournament; but play a bigger role in the next EM. GÃ¶tze could have worked there, but he was poorly integrated in the opening match of the tournament: not quite operating like a traditional striker, not quite like a false 9.