Germany recall for Euro 2020 of ‘no interest’ to Bayern’s Mueller

first_imgAlong with fellow 2014 World Cup winners Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, Mueller was abruptly told by Germany head coach Joachim Loew in March that his international career is over.Mueller has been in great recent form with seven goals and nine assists in his last 15 games for Bayern.Loew sees the next generation, including Bayern winger Serge Gnabry, Manchester City’s Leroy Sane and Dortmund’s Julian Brandt, ahead of the 30-year-old Mueller.However Loew – who steered the national team to the 2014 World Cup – insisted the door is still open for the Mueller, Hummels and Boateng to play again for Germany, who face holders Portugal and world champions France in their Euro 2020 group.“Sometimes things happen which you can’t account for, then one has to see, because you always need the highest quality in the team,” he said at half-time of Bayern’s draw with Leipzig.Mueller scored 38 goals in 100 appearances for Germany having made his debut a decade ago. “That is of absolute no interest to me at all. All I am focused on is playing well for this shirt,” said Mueller after Sunday’s goalless league draw with Leipzig. Loading… Read Also: Bundesliga: Leipzig hold leaders Bayern to stay point behindHowever, he could yet still end up playing for Germany at a major tournament this year having been named in the preliminary squad for the Tokyo Olympics.Teams at an Olympics are normally made up of under-23 players, but each squad may include three over-aged internationals to add experience.The final Germany squad for Tokyo will be named at the end of the season and Hummels has also been included.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Thomas Mueller insisted Sunday that he is not interested in a recall to the Germany team for Euro 2020 despite impressive recent displays for Bayern Munich.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?last_img read more

Syracuse football’s 5 keys against No. 17 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) looks to end a four-game losing streak on Saturday at No. 17 Florida State (6-1, 4-1) in Tallahassee, Florida. The Orange lost to the Seminoles 38-20 last season and 59-3 the previous year. FSU is coming off its first regular-season loss in nearly three years. For all of The Daily Orange’s coverage, keep up with dailyorange.com and follow @DOSports on Twitter.Here are five keys to the game.1. Handling a tough environmentIn practice this week, Syracuse cranked up the heat in the Ensley Athletic Center and blasted Florida State’s “War Chant” to help prep the team for what it’ll be facing in Tallahassee. The Orange’s only other road games were at South Florida and Virginia, two far less challenging places to play.For freshmen who will be seeing significant minutes — i.e.: quarterback Eric Dungey and running back Jordan Fredericks — it will be the toughest collegiate environment they’ve ever played in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. Stopping Dalvin Cook’s backupFlorida State’s star running back, and widely considered the second best in the country, was ruled out for Saturday’s game due to an ankle injury. Backup Jonathan Vickers has just 47 rushing yards on the year. The injury to Cook gives Syracuse an opportunity to set the tempo with a strong running game of its own if SU can get off the field on defense, a point of emphasis for the Orange coaching staff of late.3. Eric Dungey’s progressionDungey has been efficient early on in his freshman season but two interceptions against Pittsburgh slowed his progress. With All-American cornerback Jalen Ramsey and safety Lamarcus Brutus, who has two picks this year, in the secondary, passing against FSU is a tall task as Dungey faces his toughest test yet.4. Steve Ishmael continuing strong playIn the past four games, Ishmael has hauled in 20 catches for 228 yards. After catching just five balls in the first three games, he’s now playing like the player he was expected to be at the start of the season. His recent success though has partially been a result of favorable matchups. Against a team that’s loaded in the secondary — and basically everywhere else — Ishmael’s performance could show where he stacks up against some of the best on Syracuse’s schedule.5. Don’t fall apartIn each of the past four games, all losses, the Orange was within a touchdown in the fourth quarter at the bare minimum. In the past two weeks, Virginia and Pittsburgh drove 85-plus yards on the final possession of the fourth quarter to either send it to overtime or win it. While SU is nearly a three-touchdown underdog, if the Orange was to have a lead or be tied late in the game, not blowing it has proven to be a challenge. And if that was to happen again, Syracuse would face the task of having to win three of its last four to become bowl eligible. Commentslast_img read more