The rescheduled Euro 2020 is getting close to its commencement date, and club season has already reached the penultimate phase. After an entire season spent observing his German players, German coach Joachim Löw has selected his best 26 players for Euro 2020 competition.
After a club season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, Löw has chosen a 26-player squad instead of the regular 23. However, UEFA has allowed a squad increase to lessen the pressure on players.
It was surprising to see that Marco Reus ruled himself out just a day before Joachim was due to announce the squad. Reus has been in good form throughout the season. However, he took to Instagram and wrote, "After a complicated, exhausting and, in the end, 'thank God' successful season, I decided, together with (Low), not to go to the European Championships."
There was speculations about the inclusion of Muller, Hummels and Boateng. However, Thomas had an exceptional season with Bayern with 11 goals and 21 assists in the league; thus, he earned himself a recall.
Centre back Mats Hummels has also been included to bolster the defence with experience, but unfortunately, Jerome misses out.
After a breakthrough season at Bayern Munich, Jamal Musiala is also named in the 26-man squad. The 17-year-old midfielder made his senior international debut in March after opting to play for his native Germany rather than England.
Germany Euro 2020 entire squad:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Robin Koch, Antonio Rüdiger, Mats Hummels, Niklas Süle Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann, Christian Günter, Robin Gosens, Matthias Ginter
Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich, Emre Can, Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gündogan, Jamal Musiala, Jonas Hofmann, Florian Neuhaus, Leroy Sane
Forwards: Kevin Volland, Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry
Germany has been drawn in the group [F], which includes World Cup winner France, reigning Euro champions Portugal and play-off winners Hungary.