Twitter reacts as Joachim Low confirms new plans for Germany
After an extremely disappointing World Cup campaign for Germany in 2018, Mesut Ozil was first to announce his retirement from international football. It was surprising that Joachim Low maintained his position as the national team coach despite their horrific campaign which even saw them lose to South Korea in the final group stage match.
For the upcoming international break, Low has announced some new plans for the team. Ahead of his selection, the coach broke the news that Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels were longer in his plans. The trio from Bayern Munich lifted the World Cup trophy in 2014 under the mentor-ship of Low. Now, it has been decided that these three senior players will make way for incoming youngsters.
Germany will take on Serbia in a national friendly before playing the Netherlands as part of the qualifiers for Euro 2020. After last year's World Cup, the Bayern Munich board had to hold a press conference to address the performances of their players, many of whom played for Die Mannschaft. Many of Bayern's key stars had performed poorly at the beginning of the season, but they are now gradually catching up with Borussia Dortmund, and could go on to win the Bundesliga title.
Low will be eager to get his reputation back in the upcoming games. The Netherlands failed to make it into the World Cup last year, but the national football team have also begun their plans for improvements. The 2010 World Cup winners faced a period of deterioration, but many of the senior players have since retired and the team is ready to welcome a more youthful side.
Hopefully, Low's plans do not backfire, and he can count on the squad that he is about to name. Here is how fans reacted to the news on Twitter.