Boateng Responds To Being Dropped From Germany Squad

07 March, 2019, 09:26 | Author: Isabel Grant
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In an interview with the "Bild", a German tabloid, Low revealed that he would no longer call-up Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels as the team looks to build for the future and give the German national team a "new face".

Loew made the announcement with Germany to host Serbia on March 20 in a friendly, then play a Euro 2020 qualifier away to the Netherlands four days later and wants a "new start".

"The national team's young players will receive the space necessary to develop fully".

"It was important to me personally to explain my thoughts and plans to the players and managers of FC Bayern", added Loew, who flew to Munich to speak to the trio.

"They will continue to do so for their club".

Germany have been in a period of soul-searching since their dismal exit from the 2018 World Cup, and Low explained "this is the year for our new beginning" as he axed the trio with a combined 246 caps.

"Shortly after we learned about that decision by the national coach, we read prepared statements by the DFB and its president in the media".

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Loew flew to Munich on Tuesday to tell Mueller, 29, Boateng and Hummels, both 30, who have 246 appearances for Germany between them, that their worldwide careers are over. A coach must make sporting decisions, no problem, I do not have a problem with that. "They have to take responsibility now".

Muller, 29, has scored 10 goals at World Cups, winning the golden boot in 2010.

All three players have struggled for form this season at Bayern Munich and with 246 worldwide caps between them (Hummels - 70 caps, Muller - 100 and Boateng - 76) it is certainly the end of an era.

"But it's mostly the character of the decision that I don't understand". I have always been extremely proud to wear the jersey of the national team and I will never forget summer 2014 in particular.

"I am sad about this news because it has always been the greatest thing for me to represent my country". Even so, I would have liked a different farewell for us, of course. Joachim Low dealt one of the biggest pre tournament shocks by not picking Leroy Sane, despite his brilliant season for Manchester City, but still had a star studded squad. I was once young myself and depended on older players making room for me.

The 59-year-old Germany boss has been under pressure to make sweeping changes since his side crashed out of last year's World Cup.



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