Joachim Low has made the shock decision to drop Bayern Munich trio Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller from his Germany squad for the foreseeable future.
Die Mannschaft endured a terrible 2018 as they crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage and were relegated from their UEFA Nations League group.
But instead of changing their manager, it seems Germany are looking to change some of their senior players.
“2019 is the year of the new start for the German national football team,” Low told Bild.
“We want to continue the upheaval that we initiated at the end of last year.
“Jerome, Mats and Thomas will no longer be in the squad. It was important for me to personally explain it to them today.”
Defender Boateng didn’t take long to react on social media and sent a series of tweets explaining that he was “saddened” by the news, but respects Low’s decision.
And Mesut Ozil has now also reacted to Low’s decision to drop Boateng from the national squad.
Ozil, of course, walked away from the German national side after the World Cup citing the "racism and disrespect" he has faced in Germany over his Turkish roots.
And he’s sent two tweets to support his friend.
Ozil wrote: “Chin up Bro. Since our very beginnings in the youth National teams we celebrated so many special moments together. You're truly a friend and a great person on and off the pitch.
The Arsenal midfielder then added: “I feel sorry one of the best German players of the last decades has to leave the National team in that way. #Danke @JB17Official.”
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