Leipzig (AP) – Former world champions Jérôme Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller are still no longer an issue for the national team of national coach Joachim Löw, despite the strong performances in their clubs.

“We actually decided not to nominate these players, nothing has changed”, the “kicker” quoted Löw. The national coach had informed the trio in March 2019 that they would no longer plan with him in the future. But because all three have been in very good shape for weeks, there has been increasing calls for a return lately – also because the DFB team has recently been unable to convince defensively.

However, Low left a small back door in view of the European Championship scheduled for the summer of 2021. “If a completely new situation arises for us next year due to the failure of key players, I will assess it accordingly and come up with alternative scenarios, ”he said.

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