Bayern Munich board member Uli Hoeneß offered some last minute advice to Joachim Löw and Germany ahead of today’s big European Championships match against France: The more Bavarians, the better.
Hoeneß is hoping his words of wisdom (as captured by Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg in the tweet below) will spur the coach to make a few adjustments to his expected lineup.
As of now, Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller, and Serge Gnabry are all expected to be in the starting XI. Leroy Sane and Niklas Süle seems to be set for reserve roles, and Jamala Musiala (muscle injury) and Leon Goretzka (not yet 100% recovered) are reportedly going to watch from the stands as they physically are not yet “ready.”
-Update: Eben mit Uli #Hoeneß gesprochen. Seine Meinung zum FCB-Block: „Es ist ja nur klar: Wenn Deutschland erfolgreich sein will, das hat auch die Vergangenheit gezeigt, dann müssen möglichst viele Bayern-Spieler dabei sein. Und diese Chance hat Joachim Löw heute.“ @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 15, 2021
Update: Just with Uli #Hoeneß spoken. His opinion on the FCB block: “It’s only clear: if Germany wants to be successful, as the past has shown, then as many Bayern players as possible have to be there. And Joachim Löw has this chance today.” @SPORT1
The exclusion of both Sane and Süle is somewhat controversial. Süle had been a mainstay on the back-line since 2019, while Sane seems to have lost his spot — for now — to Chelsea’s Kai Havertz.