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Low explains continued absence of Muller and Boateng

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Germany manager says he plans to build young stars for the upcoming European tournament.

Germany manager has once again excluded Boateng and Muller from Germany’s squad to play against Switzerland and Spain in upcoming UEFA Nations League matches.

The decision to exclude the duo comes as a shock to many as they finished the season on a high. Both Boateng and Muller were instrumental for Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. However Low believes he needs to rebuild his squad and focus on young talents.  

After the squad announcement on Tuesday, Low commented that age factors influenced his decision in the crop of players called to represent Germany. Tony Kroos is the oldest outfield player at 30.

“Both players had very good performances and they showed how important they are for this team,” Goal quoted Low.

Low embarked on a mission to rebuild the German squad after the World Cup in 2018. He believes young players need time to blend and create the future of the team.

“However, after the World Cup, we decided to go with other players. We want them to have space and time to develop.”

“These young players have developed very well and we managed the changes very quickly,” he said. “So there is no reason for me to change anything in this direction.”

He added: “Should the situation be different, I would be the very first person to revise a decision. Currently, however, I don’t see any reason. This path is good.”

Germany are set to face Spain on September 3 in Stuttgart before taking on Switzerland three days later at the same venue.

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