Speaking to Sport Bild, Manuel Neuer believes that Mats Hummels and Bayern Munich teammates Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller could help the German national team.
“All three players could help us in principle,” said Neuer. “They have proven that often enough in the past. And none of the three, neither Thomas nor Mats, nor Jerome have ended their Germany players.
“Of course it’s a public issue but let’s just wait and see how things develop. Basically, it’s the decision of the national team coach.”
Germany suffered a shock 6-0 defeat against Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday evening which has resulted in fans expressing their concern of the state that the national team is currently in – calling on Joachim Löw to recall Hummels, Boateng and Müller, all of whom have performed exceptionally well for their domestic clubs.
The trio haven’t featured for Germany since March 2019 when Löw informed them that they would no longer be in his plans, and that he would be looking to develop the younger players ahead of the European Championship.