Müller and Boateng both started in Sunday’s final, as Bayern took down Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Kingsley Coman, although the defender was forced out in the first half by injury.
No plans to recall Muller and Boateng
Germany manager Joachim Low says there are no plans to recall Thomas Müller and Jerome Boateng into the national team. Even with their recent contributions to Bayern Munich’s Champions League triumph. Müller and Boateng both started in Sunday’s final, as Bayern took down Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Kingsley Coman. Although the defender was forced out in the first half by injury. Müller has played 50 appearances for Bayern Munich this season, scoring 14 goals, while Boateng returned to starting XI later in the season with 39 appearances. Both Müller, 30, and Boateng, 31, were left out of Low’s latest squad in Germany. With the manager earlier announcing in 2019 that he would no longer call up the two as well as Mats Hummels.
Low wants to go with young players
Following the team’s announcement on Tuesday, Low reiterated that commitment as all three had left out for upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Spain and Switzerland. “Both players had outstanding performances and showed how important they are to this team,” Low said of Mueller and Boateng. “After the World Cup, however, the club made a solution to go with other players. We want them to have space and time to grow”. Joachim handed Oliver Baumann, Robin Gosens, and Florian Neuhaus, their first senior team, calls for his last squad. At 30, Toni Kroos is the oldest outfield player with Ilkay Gundogan. The only other non-goalkeeper over the age of 26. Low says he plans to continue the challenging trend in Germany’s younger stars. Adding that he has no current idea to reverse course and challenge more experienced players anytime soon.
“These young players have progressed very well, and we managed the changes quickly,” he said. “If the situation were different, I would be the very first one to reconsider the decision. Currently, however, I see no reason. Germany will meet with Spain on September 3 in Stuttgart and then three days later in Stuttgart. It will be the team’s first game since the November Euro 2020 qualifiers when Germany picked up victories over Belarus and Northern Ireland.