Bayern Munich hit back at Joachim Low for ending trio’s Germany careers


‘We find the timing of the decision to be questionable’: Bayern Munich hit back at Germany coach Joachim Low for ending international careers of Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels

  • Bayern Munich have taken a swipe at timing of Joachim Low’s announcement
  • Club trio informed they were no longer part of the Germany coach’s plans
  • Development comes over three months after Germany last played in November 

Bayern Munich took a swipe at Germany coach Joachim Low on Wednesday for the manner and timing of his move to prematurely end the international careers of three of the club’s players.

Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels were all informed on Tuesday that they were no longer in Low’s plans, part of an ongoing shake-up following Germany’s woeful performance at last year’s World Cup.

‘Basically we do not comment on the sporting decisions of the national coach but we find the timing and circumstances of the announcement of this decision to the players and the public to be questionable,’ Bayern said in a statement.

Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller (L-R) have been dropped by Germany

Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller (L-R) have been dropped by Germany

Joachim Low says he needs to look at young players after informing the Bayern Munich trio

Joachim Low says he needs to look at young players after informing the Bayern Munich trio

Bayern also pointed out that Germany’s last game was on November 19 and ‘the fact the players and public were informed around three months later’ before games against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and Liverpool in the Champions League ‘irritates us.’

Low, however, is expected to name his squad for the team’s next matches in the coming days.

Bayern also paid tribute to their players’ achievements with Germany. 

All three helped the country win the World Cup in 2014.

Boateng, Muller and Per Mertesacker (L-R) celebrate winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014

Boateng, Muller and Per Mertesacker (L-R) celebrate winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014

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