‘We can’t go back now’: Germany boss Joachim Low REFUSES to do a u-turn on his decision to freeze out Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng – despite their brilliant Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund form
- Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels dropped in March 2019
- Joachim Low decided to freshen up his squad by axing three senior stars
- The trio have continued to impress for Germany’s two biggest club sides
- Low has come under increasing pressure from fans to rethink his decision
Joachim Low has reiterated that he has no plans to recall Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels to the Germany set-up despite the trio continuing to impress for the country’s two biggest clubs.
The three senior stars were all left out of Germany’s squad in March of last year with Low shockingly announcing that they would not be selected in the future.
They had played a big role in Germany’s rise back to the top of international football but Low insisted that he needed to bleed in younger talent if the national team was to progress.
Joachim Low has no plans to recall Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels
(L-R) Boateng, Hummels and Muller were all axed from the Germany squad in March last year
And Low has continued to come under pressure to rethink his decision with Muller and Boateng helping Bayern win a stunning treble last season and Hummels continuing to perform at a top level with Borussia Dortmund.
‘We basically decided not to nominate these players, nothing has changed that now,’ Low clarified in an interview with Kicker. ‘We can’t go back now.’
However, he did give himself some wiggle room to change his mind should exceptional circumstances arise.
‘They are great players with class,’ the World Cup winner continued. ‘If a completely new situation arises for us next year due to the failure of key players, I will evaluate it accordingly and think about alternative scenarios. ‘
Muller and Boateng helped German giants Bayern Munich win a stunning treble last season