Shortly before FC Bavaria Munich’s Champions League Final against Paris Saint-Germain and a few days before his official Kadernominisation, Joachim Lion has already announced important pieces of his personnel plans.
The German trainer has also renounced for the first country games after the Corona forced break in addition to Captain Neuer. on his associate Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry as well as the two Leipzig semi-finalists Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg.
“We will not nominate the national players who have been heavily burdened by the continuation of the previous league season and participation in the final tournament in Lisbon for the September national games. We want to give them the necessary regeneration time. In particular, this applies to Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka of Bavaria FC, as well as Marcel Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann of RB Leipzig”, Lion said in an interview on the DFB homepage.
Munich’s Gulf and Sane, on the other hand, after their cross-band drawings, are to be offered again for the first time to the German national football team in the National League’s matches on 3rd. September against Spain and three days later in Basel against Switzerland belong. Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler of Paris Saint-Germain, who are playing for the Champions League victory against the FC Bavaria on Sunday, will also be played by Lion on 25th. August officially nominated.
Lion: There was no pressure from the clubs
“Each of them had to do with injury phases. They all had phases where they didn’t play regularly. They need to get back into a training and competition rhythm,”said Lion.
The Bundestrainer satisfies an inflamed conflict over the cast for the disputed country playdates a week before the first DFB round and only two weeks before the league start. Particularly from Munich, Chief Executive Officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge criticised the game data. Trainer Hansi Flick, Leo’s former assistant, had pointed out early on the strain on the players and demanded rest before starting the league.
Lion now made it clear that his choice was made for his own reasons and not under pressure from the clubs.” I made this decision out of my responsibility to the players,”said the 60-year-old. With a view to the European Championship next summer, it is fundamentally important to me that the players relax, start fresh and well regenerated, both physically and mentally, with their clubs into the new season. I want these players to shut down for a few days and get some rest. This playing time is going to be very long and exhausting,”said Lion.
Does Lion bet on a former Fribourg in the gate?
Unlike the German trainer, Spanish coach Luis Enrique nominated Leipzig Dani Olmo and Thiago of FC Bavaria for the start of the national game.
By renouncing new, Leo must improvise on the goal guard position. The first alternate Marc-Andre from FC Barcelona falls out because of his knee operation. Probably a nomination by Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt and Bernd Leno from FC Arsenal, but who was also injured last.
Whether he nominates a third young goalkeeper, lion left open. According to “Image”, the New Herthaner Alexander Schwolow could make the bid. The Keeper has been under contract with SC Freiburg for years.
The national team has been contesting their first national games since the 61 in the EM qualification in November 2019. It is the longest break for the DFB-Elf since 1950.