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Low refuses to recall Bayern Munich stars to Germany squad

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Die Mannschaft boss axed three senior players from the team last year, and he insists that he does not intend to rethink his decision.

In March 2019, in an attempt to freshen up his squad, Joachim Low axed Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels from the German national team whole also announced that they would not be selected in the future.

The trio’s exclusion came as a shock to the fans as all three had been vital in Germany’s rise back to the top of international football, leading the team to World Cup glory in 2014.

Muller and Boateng enjoyed an impressive last season with Bayern Munich helping the team to a treble. The former has been a standout performer for his club yet again this season, being one of their key goalscorers as well as providers. 

It was hoped that Low would make a U-turn on his initial decision and include the experienced duo in his latest team.

The Germany head coach has no such plans at present, however, he suggests that he could change his mind in the future.

“We basically decided not to pick these players, nothing has changed that now. We can’t go back now,” he told Kicker.

“They are great players with class. 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.”  

Die Mannschaft go against the Czech Republic in a friendly fixture on Wednesday before returning to Nations League action against Ukraine three days later.