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Exiled trio in line for Germany recall as Euros approach

Mats Hummels, Thomas Müller und Jerome Boateng
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According to a report from kicker, Mats Hummels and Bayern Munich duo Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng could be in line to return to the international fold with Joachim Low’s side for the European Championship. 

It could be a huge boost to Germany as they have been severely underwhelming in recent times. Both Hummels and Muller were mainstays in Low’s side for years but have appeared to of fallen out of favour, well know it seems they could be about to force their way back in, even Jerome Boateng’s name has been mentioned.

At this stage, it is only Muller that is listed on the report as a possibility of returning but according to numerous sources who are in the know, both Hummels, as well as Muller, will be accepted into EM delegation.

European Championship Low’s last hurrah

Low recently made the decision to step down after the European Championships in the summer and winning said title would cap off an outstanding international career in which he led Germany to World Cup glory and a Confederation Cup triumph.

Muller, Hummels, and Boateng were all abruptly cut from the German national side back in 2019 and their potential inclusion now is to perhaps help stabilize Die Mannschaft after numerous inept performances of late and with every bad result, the pressure on Low only intensified to bring them back. Well, it appears now, they very well could be.

Players in form will be rewarded

There are not as many younger German players who are putting themselves in contention for a place at the Euros, aside from Jamal Musiala and with the results being average, it does look from the outside anyway, that Low is looking at taking whoever is in form to the tournament, regardless of age.

Some will say it is a step back while others will point to the trio’s leadership and experience as something to lean upon for the next generation of internationals at the tournament. Whether they can lift Germany out of their funk remains to be seen but one thing is for certain, it looks like Low is putting all his eggs in the Euro basket.

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.