The former captain of the German national team Bastian Schweinsteiger has declared the path taken three years ago by national coach Joachim Löw as “failed”. At the same time, the 36-year-old welcomes the comeback of Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller in the DFB team.
“The path that was taken after the 2018 World Cup failed,” said Schweinsteiger ARD after the German squad for the European Championship 2021 became known on Wednesday. At the same time, he emphasized: “A lot of the players didn’t use the chances they got in the national team.”
After the disappointing performance of the DFB team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Löw had sorted out the trio Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng and initiated a change with younger players. For the EM, the national coach brings Müller and Hummels back to the DFB team.
Schweinsteiger sees the nomination of the two experienced national players as positive. “Both will play an important role. I don’t think both will be players who will be on the bench,” he said.
Michael Ballack also praised the return of Müller and Hummels. “Jogi Löw signals with the return action by Müller and Hummels: The time for experiments is over. Löw has created a new, probably temporary situation with a new hierarchy,” said the 44-year-old at MagentaTV.