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Joachim Löw:
Thomas Müller 'is certainly a possibility' for Germany's Olympics squad

By Rune Gjerulff

Thomas Müller is seen as an option for Germany's 2020 Olympics squad, Joachim Löw has confirmed.

Thomas Müller.
Thomas Müller.Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Germany coach Joachim Löw says Thomas Müller could potentially represent his country at the 2020 Olympics.

The participating countries can pick no more than three players born on or before 1 January 1997, and Löw says the Bayern München star is one of the overage players being considered by Germany under-21 coach Stefan Kuntz who will be in charge of the Olympics team.

"He is certainly a possibility," Löw revealed in an interview with Bild.

"I met with Stefan Kuntz before Christmas. We discussed some things. Two big events, the European Championship and the Olympics, are coming up. He gave me some names that he's considering. It's his decision. He will probably make his choice when the season is over, and we have picked our squad for the Euros. He still has time. All the ideas he mentioned were exciting," he added.

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff didn't want to rule out anything either.

"Of course it's interesting to take older players with us. On the one hand because of their quality, on the other hand because of their experience. I've told Stefan that he can pick from an embarrassment of riches, including Thomas Müller. You shouldn't rule it out, just like you shouldn't rule out every other former German international. Thomas Müller is a huge name. Stefan will have to think concretely about this."

Thomas Müller, 30, played 100 games for Germany's senior national team before Löw announced in March 2019 that the Bayern star was no longer part of his plans.

Kuntz is also said to be considering the likes of Werder Bremen's Maximilian Eggestein and Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold for his Olympics squad.

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