According to Loony’s sources, this is what Germany national football team coach Joachim Low texted to three German players that in recent years were important figures in Germany’s football matches.
Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels have been axed off from Low as he informed them that they do not form part of his future plans. This decision was confirmed by the coach himself ahead of Germany’s first international football match for 2019 scheduled for the 20th March against Serbia.
Speaking to dfb.de, Low noted that “2019 is a new beginning for the Germany national team”. This meant that the three Bayern Munich players are old-school now and they have been chopped off, despite being 29 and 30 years old.
Low is very convinced with his decision, and wants to give the team a new look. Furthermore, he noted that the youngsters will have the necessary room to grow and it’s up to them to take on responsibility.
Germany football association president Reinhard Grindel endorsed the coach’s decision. He stated that their current mission is to “to decide what’s best for the national team, in order for it to return to the top of the world.”
Muller, Hummels and Boateng all formed part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil. An edition won by Die Mannschaft. Being placed in Group G, Germany won against Portugal and United States and drew against Ghana.
In the Round of 16, Germany needed extra-time to beat Algeria 2-1. Up next, in the Quarter-Finals, Germany faced France and won 1-0, with Hummels scoring the winner.
The Semi-final match against hosts Brazil will be remembered forever. Die Mannschaft trashed Brazil’s hopes of winning the World Cup on their own soil with a thumping win of 7-1. In this match, Muller had scored the first goal.
And in the final, Germany once again needed extra-time to beat Argentina 1-0, with the substitute Mario Gotze scoring the winner.
Thomas Muller scored five goals during the 2014 World Cup, and finished second in the Golden Ball award as well as second in the Golden Boot award. Moreover, FIFA.com users chose Hummels and Muller to form part of their Dream Team. Low was chosen as the coach of the same team.
The three German players also featured for Germany in the 2016 Euro Cup.
In Group C, Germany won against Ukraine and Northern Ireland, and drew against their neighbours Poland.
In the Round of 16, they beat Slovakia 3-0, with Boateng scoring the opener. Up next, Germany faced arch-rivals Italy in the Quarter Finals.
With the score tied at 1-1 after extra-time, a nail-biting penalty contest ensued. A total of nine penalties were taken, with Germany scoring six while Italy scored one less. During this contest, Muller missed his penalty, while Hummels and Boateng scored theirs.
The 2016 Euro Cup campaign for Germany ended in the Semi-Finals, as they were beaten 2-0 by the hosts France.
Thomas Muller’s first game for Germany was against Argentina on 3rd March 2010, and since then played 100 games, scoring 38 goals. Mats Hummels won 70 caps since his first appearance for Germany on 13th May 2010, bagging five goals. Jerome Boateng played 74 times for Die Mannschaft, with his first appearance being in a World Cup qualifier on 10th October 2009 in Russia, scoring only one goal.