Everyone knew Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeneß would be an absolute star as a pundit and the 69-year-old has lived up to the billing by offering “no holds barred” commentary on just about everything.
In the midst of Germany’s disappointing 2-1 loss to North Macedonia, Hoeneß hit the airwaves to breakdown some possibilities for what the Euro 2020 roster might look like.
Uli Hoeneß on Jérôme Boateng: "I wouldn't take him (to the Euros). We have enough good defenders. We have Hummels and Süle, and I like Rüdiger a lot. So I think we're well equipped there" [@RTLde via Bild] pic.twitter.com/7B849WueQj— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 31, 2021
- Jerome Boateng: “I wouldn’t take him (to the Euros). We have enough good defenders. We have Hummels and Süle, and I like Rüdiger a lot. So I think we’re well equipped there.”
- Mats Hummels: “He is a player who heads the ball very well, he has a lot of experience and can definitely give something to the team.”
- Thomas Müller: “He’s always there for the goals. He can definitely help any team in the world in certain situations. He is also always in a good mood. Especially in a tournament in which the team is together for four weeks, that can be good for the team.”
- Amin Younes: “He played well in Frankfurt. But I doubt whether he is a player who would take the national team forward.”
- Robin Gosens: “This is a player who didn’t convince me today. He’s someone who is not really needed. But we’ll see.”
- Timo Werner: “He belongs in the team. At some point the knot will burst again.”
- Julian Draxler: “He didn’t really develop in Paris. He’s a good player, but I don’t think he can give the German national team decisive impetus.”
- Marco Reus and Julian Brandt: “No, they haven’t proven lately that they can decide games. And at a European Championship, you need players who take the team forward.”
Obviously, Hoeneß did not hit on every candidate, but — as expected — he provided some strong opinions on what players might help form the best squad.