Joachim Löw has had his say on Borussia Dortmund’s Germany stars and their chances of making the squad for this summer’s European Championships. Marco Reus, Julian Brandt, Emre Can, Nico Schulz and Mahmoud Dahoud are the five BVB players in Die Mannschaft contention at the moment. Mats Hummels would also like to play in the 2021 Euros, but the chances of him earning a Germany recall appear to be slim at the moment.
Speaking to BILD, Joachim Löw said that Marco Reus is now looking more lively again after spending months on the sidelines with an adductor injury. The Germany head coach added that they will continue to monitor his progress ahead of the European Championships.
“With Marco, who has already had to overcome many setbacks, you could see at the beginning after his long injury that he had a bit of trouble with his pace. But he has what it takes to come back, he seems livelier again and has had some good moments. We will continue to monitor his progress closely and hope that he can continue the positive trend.”
Joachim Löw heaps praise on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can
Joachim Löw also praised Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can, and all but confirmed that the versatile midfielder will be a part of the Germany squad this summer. “He has incredible versatility. He also has an outstanding mentality, he’s a leader who can inspire everyone,” Löw said on Can.
Julian Brandt also received some encouraging words from Löw, who called for the attacking midfielder to show some more consistency if he wants to play in the European Championships this summer.
“Jule is now coming into his prime football age and can do things in training that I haven’t seen in a long time. He has outstanding skills and is always capable of producing surprising moments. I hope that he consistently puts these performances on the pitch, then he can help any team.”
The chances of making the Germany squad appear to be slim for left-back Nico Schulz, who is currently behind Raphael Guerreiro in the pecking order at Borussia Dortmund.
“Nico was incredible when he joined us. His dynamism and pace, they were outstanding. Of course, it’s not an easy situation for him now because he doesn’t play that often and he lacks rhythm. But he is a fighter.”
The Germany head coach did not comment on whether Mats Hummels could be in contention of making a return to the squad.
The European Championships are due to begin in June, and Germany must overcome the challenge of Portugal, France and Hungary in the group stage if they want to make it through to the knockout rounds.