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Curveball: Toni Kroos might want Thomas Müller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels back with Germany

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After not speaking out previously, Toni Kroos is just now wondering why such good players were pushed out of Germany’s national team.

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In a stunning turn of events, Toni Kroos seems to be subtly pushing for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and Jerome Boateng, along with Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels to return to the German national team.

Per a report from Sky Germany (as captured by Goal), Kroos hems-and-haws for a bit before finally just sticking the dagger right in Joachim Löw’s heart.

“I’m pretty self-conscious because, firstly, I’m a national team player, secondly, thank God, I don’t have to make a decision, and thirdly, I’ve played with them for many years,” said Kroos. “The problem is what I see, at least in the reporting — if you only focus on that — is that you would have a different national team after every Bundesliga matchday, and we all know that that doesn’t work. I believe that in the end you have to plan a little ahead. I am now questioning whether the coach’s plan has worked out in the way he wanted it to be. It is clear that the intention after the World Cup was relatively clear. And now you have to find the best possible team for the next tournament.”

Literally everyone can see Löw made a humungous mistake — even his most loyal soldiers. The funny part is that the only person who seems to think the trio of players should remain at home during international breaks is Löw himself.

At some point, the DFB has to stop the man from inflicting more damage to his own reputation. As Kroos stated, you need the best possible team for the next tournament and without Müller, Boateng, and Hummels, Germany simply cannot meet that criteria.