“The game isn’t over yet!” Thomas Müller said at the conclusion of the video he recorded for fans after Jogi Löw informed him that he would no longer consider Müller for the German national team. He and teammate Mats Hummels both apparently mean it. SportBild states that according to the information, Müller indeed hopes to return to the national team after Löw eventually moves on.
Hummels spoke openly about a comeback on the German national team, including Müller and fellow center-back Jerome Boateng. After Bayern Munich’s Champions League elimination by Liverpool, Hummels told the press (Bild),
I still have a few years at a high level up my sleeve. And then we’ll see what happens on that subject. I wouldn’t rule out a comeback. The three of us are not yet so bad.
We’ll still play a few years at a high level and you never know what will happen. Maybe there’ll be injury problems. Maybe we’re good enough after all, when a European championship comes knocking [i.e., June-July 2020]. Anything is possible.
Hummels said he would have no hesitation about rejoining the national team. “When it’s about playing for Germany, that’s takes priority over everything.”