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Uli Hoeness insists Thomas Muller has to return to the Germany national team for Euro 2020

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Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has insisted that Thomas Muller must return to the Germany national team for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament.

DFB coach Joachim Low has left Muller out of his side since March 2019, along with Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels. But the Bayern star has been at his very best this season, and Hoeness believes it’s time he takes his rightful place in the national team.

“You can’t do without a player who is a formative figure in the Bundesliga and the Champions League at Bayern,” said the 69-year-old.

“It’s not about a youth team that you have to build up, but about a team that is supposed to win something. Especially now, when it is Jogi Löw’s last tournament, the best have to play.

“And Thomas is undoubtedly one of the best in Germany. That’s why he has to play at the European Championship”.

Low open to Muller comeback

Last month, Low admitted that a return for the exiled trio could be on the cards in the near future. “I believe that after 2018 and after the Nations League, it was necessary to create and initiate a radical change,” he told Sportschau.

“When you start an upheaval, you should never break it off and go in a completely different direction again.

“Now, however, the pandemic took away almost a year from us, so we can now consider whether to interrupt the upheaval if it is necessary.”

When was asked directly about a potential Muller comeback, Low gave a vague answer — “If he’s going to come back, I’ll be in touch with him.”

He added that “sometimes you have to improvise during a tournament, so you need a broad quality.”