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Bastian Schweinsteiger would recall Boateng and Müller to the German national team

By Henrik Petersen

Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller should be brought back into the German national team, according to Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Bastian Schweinsteiger.Photo: Hayden Schiff, Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Bastian Schweinsteiger says he would recall former Bayern München teammates Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller to the German national team if he were Joachim Löw.

Schweinsteiger, who now works as a pundit for ARD, believes the Germany coach is wrong to exclude the two Bayern stars from the national team set-up.

"If it were up to me, Boateng and Müller would be in the national team. But I'm not the national team coach," Schweinsteiger told Kicker, underlining that he has full respect for Löw's decision.

The former FC Bayern midfielder also said he believes 'Die Mannschaft' will reach 'at least the quarter-finals' of next year's European Championship.

"They can compete with the big teams. With their speed, Gnabry, Werner and Sané can hurt their opponents. The decisive factor is how they defend when they're up against the best," said the 36-year-old, who made 121 appearances for Germany, scoring 24 goals.

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