While the news that the Deutscher Fußball-Bund was backing Joachim Löw to remain as Germany’s manager was less-than-surprising, there was some hope that the DFB board might intercede and push Löw to consider bringing back the egregiously excluded trio of Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and Jerome Boateng, along with Borussia Dortmund center-back Mats Hummels.
Well, those of you waiting for redemption for those fallen stars are going to have your day in the sun! It will just take about 20 injuries to make it happen.
Per Sport1 report Florian Plettenberg, the subject of bringing back Müller, Boateng, and Hummels was broached. The 2014 World Cup-winning manager did relent and say he would consider a reunion with the triumvirate.
Only, however, if there were numerous injuries:
Update Müller/Hummels/Boateng: According to our information a comeback of them has been discussed today. In comparison to a few months ago #Löw is a litte more open for it. But only in execeptional cases like a lot of injuries. The 0:6 wasn’t a big topic today. @SPORT1 @berger_pj— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 30, 2020
So, yeah, Löw’s inadvertent movement to keep leaving out his best playmaker and two of his best defenders is still in place. For his sake, Löw had better hope this next generation of German stars can develop or this era for Die Mannschaft will always be marred by thinking about what could have been.