‘Meanwhile at Sabener…’: Jerome Boateng puts being axed from the Germany team to the back of his mind as the defender scores exquisite chip in training for Bayern Munich
- Jerome Boateng was axed from the Germany squad by Joachim Low this month
- The centre back showed Low what he was missing during training on Thursday
- Bayern Munich star showed great skill to exquisitely chip a keeper from far out
The centre back, along with Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels, were told earlier this month by manager Joachim Low that they would no longer be getting called up to the national team.
The controversial announcement saw the three World Cup winners fail to make the national side for the 1-1 draw with Serbia on Wednesday night but the fans did thank each Bayern player for their contributions while representing the country.
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Jerome Boateng put his Germany snub behind him by scoring a fantastic chip during training
Boateng (in centre circle on right) nearly has the ball intercepted as he bursts through
The Bayern Munich centre back is forced away from goal by an opponent during training
However, it appears Boateng has put that all behind him and he did so in style.
With only a few first-team players left behind during the international break, it was still required for those not called-up to maintain their fitness during a training session on Thursday.
During the relaxed encounter, Boateng burst forward from his own half before nearly being dispossessed by an opponent.
Boateng (with the ball on the left) then audaciously chips the goalkeeper from far out
The ball goes in off the crossbar before Boateng runs off to celebrate the exquisite chip
The 30-year-old manages to keep hold of possession before being forced away from goal as spectators watched from the sidelines.
In a moment of brilliance, Boateng exquisitely lobs the goalkeeper with a left-footed effort from quite away out, drawing comparisons from Lionel Messi’s wonderful third goal against Real Betis on Sunday.
While obviously nowhere near the same calibre of the Argentine’s effort, the defender’s effort was praised by fans after he posted it to his Instagram page.
Low could have done with a moment of brilliance like that the night before as the Germans could only muster a draw against Serbia in Wolfsburg.