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DFB: Jogi Löw surprises with a squad nomination - and pulls several ex-Munichers out of the hat


The German national team is fighting for victory in the Nations League. National coach Jogi Löw caused a big surprise for the squad nomination.

The German national team is fighting for victory in the Nations League.

National coach Jogi Löw caused a big surprise for the squad nomination.

  • The

    third international break of

    the season is coming up.

  • The

    German national team *

    meets the Czech Republic in the test match and

    Ukraine and Spain

    in the

    Nations League


  • National coach

    Jogi Löw


    two newcomers

    , both with a past with the

    Munich Lions


Frankfurt - The

German national team has

been heavily criticized in recent weeks and months.

Good performances alternated with terrifying performances, the fans turned away.

DFB: National coach Löw has to deliver in the Nations League

TV expert and world champion

Bastian Schweinsteiger



with national coach

Joachim Löw

, and a successor has even been debated in the media.

The return of the two world champions *

Thomas Müller

from FC Bayern * and

Mats Hummels

from Borussia Dortmund *, who duel in the top game of the Bundesliga * on Saturday, was also called for loudly.

Jogi Löw has so far not been deterred by all the criticism and ridicule against himself and is

consistently continuing on the

path he has taken towards the

2021 European Championship


In the end, however, the results left much to be desired.

After an embarrassing 3: 3 in the test against Turkey there was at

least a 2: 1 against Ukraine

in the

Nations League


The next setback followed at 3: 3 against Switzerland.

DFB: Löw nominates two ex-Lions and renounces Götze and Reus

In the last international matches of the year, Löw now has to make positive headlines again so that the


against him does not threaten to completely tip over.

After the test match against the

Czech Republic

, the DFB-Elf will host the


in the Nations League

, both games will take place in



Then there will probably be a showdown for first place in the group away against



After four games, Germany are one point behind Spain and need two wins in the two remaining games to pass.

“One thing is certain: we want to make people happy with our game.

We're playing to win - and I'm very confident of that, ”said Löw in an interview with the DFB.

The national coach * has

nominated two newcomers:

Felix Uduokhai

from FC Augsburg * and

Philipp Max


PSV Eindhoven


Max, who moved from Augsburg to the Netherlands in the summer, was


at FC Bayern and

TSV 1860 Munich as a



Uduokhai is also a native of the


and even made his breakthrough as a professional in Giesing.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Löw favorites

Marco Reus

from Borussia Dortmund and ex-Dortmund

Mario Götze were

not taken into account.

The Dortmund captain Reus has been back in the rhythm of the game for weeks.

Götze, Max's team-mate at


, immediately showed strong performances at his new club.

Our roster for 🇩🇪🇨🇿, 🇩🇪🇺🇦 & 🇩🇪🇪🇸!

ℹ️ @Manuel_Neuer, @MatzeGinter, @SergeGnabry, @leongoretzka_, Joshua Kimmich, @ToniKroos, @ LeroySane19 and @TimoWerner are only intended for the #UEFANationsLeague games.


- The Team (@DFB_Team) November 6, 2020

DFB: Bayern stars have a longer break - Sané is back

In addition, FC Bayern star

Niklas Süle *

and Chelsea's striker

Kai Havertz

are missing

after a positive corona test.

Leroy Sané, who missed the international matches in October due to a capsule injury, is on the other hand ready for action.

Most of the squad will meet on Monday afternoon in Leipzig.

Only after the test match against the Czech Republic will the Bayern block with

Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich



as well as Gladbach's

Matthias Ginter, Toni Kroos

(Real Madrid) and

Timo Werner

(Chelsea FC) join the team.

As with the first international three-pack in October,


wants to control the high load on the national players.

"At the EM we need players who are fresh after a long season and are eager to succeed," said the 60-year-old with a view to 2021.

(ck) * is part of the Ippen-Digital network

The German squad at a glance:


Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernd Leno (FC Arsenal), Oliver Baumann (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)


: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Robin Gosens (Atalanta Bergamo), Marcel Halstenberg, Benjamin Henrichs (both RB Leipzig), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Robin Koch (Leeds United), Philipp Max (PSV Eindhoven), Antonio Rüdiger (FC Chelsea), Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Stark (Hertha BSC), Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Felix Uduokhai (FC Augsburg)

Midfield / Attack

: Nadiem Amiri (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Julian Brandt, Mahmoud Dahoud (both Borussia Dortmund), Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sané (all FC Bayern), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Jonas Hofmann, Florian Neuhaus (both Borussia Mönchengladbach), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Luca Waldschmidt (Benfica Lisbon), Timo Werner (FC Chelsea)

List of rubric lists: © Christian Charisius / dpa

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2020-11-08

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