Big news: according to Bild, Germany coach Joachim Low is considering bringing back Thomas Muller to the German national team setup. Per the report, 30-year-old Bayern Munich stalwart will not be called up to the upcoming international games next month, with the decision set to be taken at the end of the season.
Muller has not played for the DFB since 2019, when he, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels were unceremoniously booted from the setup without much of an explanation. Low claimed at the time that he was doing it to transition the NT to a new generation of players, but at the same time kept calling up players like Toni Kroos, Marco Reus, and Manuel Neuer. Far from a tactical decision, most saw it as a lame attempt by the coach to secure his position by ousting his most vocal opponents in the dressing room.
With the news that Low might finally be considering bringing Muller back, it means that he might be coming to his senses. Recent public support for the player by teammates such as Timo Werner and Toni Kroos may also have influenced his decision.
Whatever the reason, Thomas Muller has been in incredible form for Bayern ever since Hansi Flick took over from Niko Kovac. Aside from Ilkay Gundogan, he’s the most in-form German player at the moment, and taking him to the Euros this summer would be a no-brainer for most coach.
Unfortunately, Joachim Low is not most coaches, and has a reputation for being extremely stubborn. Bayern’s Raumdeuter will have to continue his incredible run in the Bundesliga and the Champions League to hope for a chance to continue his national team career.