Joachim Low Axes Three German Superstars

Joachim Low Axes Three German Superstars

Germany boss Joachim Low has confirmed that Boateng, along with Bayern Munich teammates Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels, will no longer be considered for global selection.

'Now it is time to set the course for the future.

With close to 250 worldwide appearances between them, Hummels (70 caps), Muller (100) and Boateng (76) were part of the same generation.

In reaction to Low's decision, Boateng posted on Instagram: "German coach Joachim Low told me today in a straightforward interview that I will not continue to be part of the DFB team, and that he wants to offer young players the opportunity in the future. especially in view of the upcoming tournaments where the team wants to show a new face".

All three have also struggled for form this season and were informed in person by Low, who travelled to Munich to personally explain his decision.

Muller, 29, has scored 10 goals at World Cups, winning the golden boot in 2010.

According to the German Football Association's official website, the coach said he would now put his faith in the country's next generation of talent in the squad for the friendly with Serbia (March 20) and 2020 UEFA European Championships qualifier against the Netherlands (March 24).

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"They are all still world-class players who are at the forefront of their club and guarantee success". The Netherlands failed to make it into the World Cup past year, but the national football team have also begun their plans for improvements. "I am convinced that this is the right step".

"The young national players will have the space they need to fully develop, and now they have to take responsibility".

DFB president Reinhard Grindel said now was "the right time" for Low to overhaul his personnel, adding: "I appreciate that Joachim wants to carry on changing the shape of the national side".

"I was always extremely proud to be able to wear the national team's jersey, and above all I will never forget the summer of 2014".

Defender Boateng didn't take long to react on social media and sent a series of tweets explaining that he was "saddened" by the news, but respects Low's decision. "I still feel very close to them and I'm grateful for the time together in the national team".

At the weekend, Low also indicated that goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, another Bayern star, could lose his place in the Germany squad.

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