World Bayern-Off influenced Löw: More time for Müller-comeback
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Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea are flying the flag for the Premier League while Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid remain strong contenders for the top prize this season.Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are flying the flag for the Premier League, while heavyweights Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid remain strong contenders for the top prize.
The bitter K.o. FC Bayern in the Champions League also affects the national football team - and on a possible DFB comeback by Thomas Müller.
The Münchner World Champion of 2014 could now expand the complete preparation of the DFB squad to the European Championship when returning to the squad of Joachim Löw - another argument for a return campaign. On May 25, the national coach gathered his bid to the training camp in the Austrian Seefeld.
When moving into the Champions League Final on May 29 in Istanbul, Munich professionals had completely missed the first phase of tournament preparation. This also applies to the Dortmunder Mats Hummels. "It's important for us that we'll be together 14 days in a row. That will help us, "Löw has made it clear.
Pochettino and PSG have revenge in mind ahead of Bayern Munich clash
On Wednesday night PSG take on Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a repeat of last year's final when the German side triumphed 1-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Kingsley Coman strike. Having passed his first acid test in seeing off a disjointed Barcelona 5-2 on aggregate in the last-16, Pochettino will know he faces a much tougher assignment in the first leg of the quarter-final against the German champions. While nobody is expecting PSG to waltz into Munich and take an easy win, neither should PSG be considered as underdogs ahead of the tie.
Before the European Championship start on June 11, two test matches are available for the DFB team disappointing in the World Cup qualification against Nordmasedonia: on June 2 against Denmark and on June 7 against Latvia. For Müller and Hummels and Returners outsider Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern), preparation for reintegration would be particularly valuable. Löw had sorted out the trio in March 2019 with reference to new construction as a national player.
in front of the king class k.o. At Paris Saint-Germain, the 31-year-old Müller had to question the topic of DFB comeback and the time he has to know, said: "This topic has at least until the end of April or for the May Loose time." Currently he had "completely different things in the head," the 100-color national player added with reference to the goals with FC Bayern. After the short quarter-final-out in the premier class and early retirement in the DFB Cup, the Munich wants to secure at least the championship title.
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As European champions Bayern Munich and pretenders PSG prepare to do battle again just eight months after meeting in the Champions League final, the Parisians can sniff weakness.The fact that in modern times the same elite cluster of clubs almost always reach the final stages makes repeat encounters pretty much inevitable.
Müller would have "great fun", hunting in summer with the national team after the European title, the routinarian itself has already emphasized. The historic bloms of the Löw team in Spain (0: 6) and against Nordmasedonia (1: 2) the calls after a return, especially by Müller and Hummels, have increased and strengthened.
The national coach did not want to set itself up. "We will analyze everything again. What was? What does the team need. And then we will make decisions, "Löw had been declared in the first leg of Bayern against Paris Saint-Germain at Sky, but also betrayed," I already have some things in my mind. What is the best for the tournament for this team to succeed? "
of the 61-year-old wants to name the 20 field players and three goalkeepers for his last mission as the national coach on 18 or 19 May. After the European Championship Löw gives his job after 17 years at the national team - one year before the end of the contract. Returns, for example, on perspective aspects, he does not want to take more on perspective aspects.
A big Bavaria block at the EM, which could belong very well eight players, would be important in the Hammer's preliminary group with France, Portugal and Hungary as well-reed scaffolding. And Löw was able to convince himself personally in the Munich Arena that the successful Bayern generation around Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané is still totally follows the driver Müller. "And if we have some time, then we'll already put in constancy and tackle the right things," Löw said. The time is now also available for and with Müller.
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