There were not too many people who approved of Joachim Löw dropping Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels back in 2019 — former Germany great Klaus Fischer included.
“In my opinion, it was a mistake to not consider Müller and Hummels for selection because when players are in good shape, they should be called on for the national team,” said Fischer in an interview with the website NetBet. “If they’re good, then it doesn’t matter if they’re 20 or 30 years old, that’s why I said it was a mistake not to pick Hummels and Müller anymore.”
Fischer thinks Hummels and Müller can provide some much needed leadership.
“I am pleased that Müller and Hummels are back, Müller is someone who can score goals, he can create goals, he is a player who is forward and aggressive and we need players like him against such strong opponents like the ones we are facing in the beginning,” Fischer said. “They are the leading players who set the tone and pull the young players up with them.”