German coach Joachim Low made a shocking announcement after announcing on Tuesday that experience trio Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller are no longer in his plans.
All three play for Bayern Munich and were part of the 2014 World Cup winning team but have now had their international careers seemingly ended by Low.
It was reported that Assistant coach Marcus Sorg and team manager Oliver Bierhoff traveled with Low to Munich on Tuesday to inform Muller, Hummels and Boateng that they will not be in Germany’s plans for the foreseeable future
In an interview with the a German tabloid, Low revealed that he would no longer call-up Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels as the team looks to build for the future and give the German national team a new face.
“This is the year for our new beginning,” the coach said. “It was important for me that I could personally tell the players and the bosses at Bayern about my thoughts and plans.”
“I want to thank Boateng, Hummels and Müller] for many successful and outstanding years together”
Germany have only won two of their last six matches and were relegated into the second tier of the Nations League following a 2-1 defeat away to France back in October and their next game next game is on March 20 against Serbia.