Germany announces the team for the Euro: Low recalls Thomas Muller and Hummels!

Germany announces the team for the Euro: Low recalls Thomas Muller and Hummels!

After the wildly disappointing Russia 2018 World Cup for Germany, Joachim Low took some drastic measures and crossed out Thomas Muller and Matts Hummels from the side. Yet, after a prolonged sequence of dubious results, the outgoing manager Joachim Low recalled the veterans for the Euro 2021.

Jerome Boateng was also one of the crossed out players in 2018 but he didn't make the cut in the 26 going to the Euro this summer. Low, who will leave the post after the tournament, explained his decision for recalls.

"The EUROs are the priority, and it’s extremely important that we do well there, which is why we have decided to bring back Hummels and Muller. Both are coming off strong seasons and will be able to be leaders within the team. They know our approach and philosophy, and are respected figures within the team. We also thought about Jérôme Boateng. I respect him a lot, he has given a lot to Germany and has had an impact at Bayern this season. However, we have other players that have delivered strong performances for us in defence which is why we have elected to only bring back Mats Hummels," said Low.

He went further into explaining why Borussia Dortmund's Hummels was a necessity.

"Mats Hummels is back in the squad for the first time in a while. Shelving our rebuild completely makes little sense, but it is possible to put it on hold. We have lacked stability at the back of late, which may have been down to a lack of experience. We’ve called up Mats because he is able to have a positive influence on other players, can organised a backline and has taken part in several major tournaments already. He knows how to approach games like this and how to deal with problems."

Low will count on Josua Kimmich for leading the team besides the captain Manuel Neuer. While the Monaco Kevin Volland also got a call-up.

"Joshua Kimmich brings both leadership and mentality. Up front, we have a variety of players: some with speed who are good in one-on-ones like Timo Werner and Leroy Sane. Youngsters like Kai Havertz. We’ve decided to call up Kevin Volland after witnessing him play for Monaco this season. He is a strong physical presence, can push his way through and be of benefit to us."

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Robin Gosens (Atalanta), Christian Gunter (SC Freiburg), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Robin Koch (Leeds United), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Niklas Sule (FC Bayern)

Midfielders: Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Monchengladbach), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach), Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)

Attackers: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Kevin Volland (Monaco), Timo Werner (Chelsea)


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    AsianBesTrader 20.5.2021. 11:12:39
    marco reus needed but he doesnt wanna play anymore..still a class above the youngsters in decision making