Thomas Muller ‘returns to the German national team for Euro 2020’ with boss Joachim Low ‘ready to recall the star of Bayern Munich’ despite taking him into exile with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng after the disastrous World Cup 2018 in Russia.
- German boss Joachim Low is due to appoint his Euro 2020 team on May 19
- According to reports in Germany, Thomas Muller will be brought back from exile
- Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng have not played since the 2018 World Cup
- Low previously opened the door for a return and Muller would be ready for a spot
German boss Joachim Low has reportedly called Thomas Muller to discuss a return to the national team in time for Euro 2020.
After a disastrous World Cup in Russia in 2018, where Germany did not escape the group stage and finished at the bottom of Group F behind Sweden, Mexico and South Korea, there was a change of guard.
Low announced in March 2019 that Muller (31), Mats Hummels (32) and Jerome Boateng (32) would not be part of his future plans – and none of them would contribute to their respective 100, 70 and 76 caps since then.
Joachim Low (left) is said to be ready to end the exile of Thomas Muller (right) ready for Euro 2020
Bild told the story on Tuesday that Low Muller called to discuss whether he would put him aside again
But, according to BildThe door is now open for Muller to return to the side for this summer’s rescheduled European championships.
Team sizes for the tournament have been increased to 26 players and the latest information from Germany is that a formal invitation has been sent to the Bayern Munich forward.
Low is leaving his post as manager of Germany at the end of the tournament and after their humiliation in Russia was followed by more recent turmoil for the national team, this news hints at Low’s desire to recapture the form in which Muller and Co entered the World Cup. 2014 in 2014. Brazil.
Bild’s report indicates that Low met his coaching staff and national team director Oliver Bierhoff in Berlin to draft the 26-man roster for the euro – with just over a week until the official announcement.
Muller continued to perform excellently for Bayern Munich on the way to a new league title
Muller (right), Mats Hummels (second from right) and Jerome Boateng (second from left) have not played since their terrible 2018 World Cup, but Low is reportedly ready to make a turnaround
Low is determined to bleed the next generation of German stars, but his strategy has yet to work.
Spain defeated them 6-0 in November to hand Germany its worst ever defeat in a competitive match.
In a 2022 World Cup qualifier on March 31, Germany suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats ever, with a 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia in Duisburg.
With Die Mannschaft’s results inconsistent since the exiles of Muller, Hummels and Boateng, there was a loud scream to see Low reverse his decision.
In February, Low opened the door a little at the prospect of bringing Muller and Hummels – but not Boateng – back into the fold.
Low tried to use Germany’s next generation, but they were defeated by North Macedonia
Germany’s largest sports newspaper image ran with the simple headline: ‘How embarrassing’
He told Kicker: ‘Special circumstances can justify an interruption of the unrest.
‘That (the future of the trio) will be a difficult and important question, also for me. The character of Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels is that they do not oppress others. ‘
The pressure increased when Toni Kroos turned the screw on Low in March by calling for his teammates to be reinstated in the German squad.
“I think you have to plan a little ahead in the end,” he told Sky Germany.
‘I now wonder if the coach’s plan turned out the way he wanted it to be.
‘It is clear that the intention after the World Cup was relatively clear. And now you have to find the best possible team for the next tournament. ‘
Toni Kroos (left) wondered ‘if the coach’s plan went as he wanted’