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Joachim Löw and his team start preparing for the European Championship

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JWhen the prominent returnees arrived, oachim Löw was relaxed in front of the team hotel, Thomas Müller delighted DFB director Oliver Bierhoff again with his notorious sayings. The 100-time national player Müller and his buddy Mats Hummels introduced themselves on Friday after a two-and-a-half year break, “as if they had never been away,” reported Bierhoff in Seefeld. He has the impression that they want to “march ahead as absolute role models, bring in their personality and quality”. Bierhoff did not reveal what kind of cheer up Müller had contributed to immediately after arrival.

The Rio world champions Müller and Hummels were brought to the team quarters by the DFB driver service. Hummels strolling casually into the quarter in white shorts was a few minutes faster than Müller, accompanied by captain and Bayern colleague Manuel Neuer. Good mood type Müller smiled under his FFP2 mask in the Tyrolean midday sun and waved briefly in the direction of the cameras and photographers. “Both played a great season, both are great personalities”, said Bierhoff and added his expectation for the EM from June 11th to celebrate “great successes” together.

The national coach had already verbally rolled out the red carpet for the national players he had sorted out in 2019: “These players mean a lot to me.” At an altitude of 1200 meters, Löw wants to realign the hierarchy in the team with Müller and Hummels on his last mission as top German football teacher lay the foundations for a successful EM. “The training camp is an important key to the tournament,” said the 61-year-old, who is leaving after the pan-European test of strength after a total of 17 years at the DFB, 15 of them as national coach.

On the evening of the day of arrival, the first training session in the Tyrolean Alps was scheduled behind a total of 2.5 kilometers of barriers. The security precautions have been expanded again due to the corona pandemic. “Now the focus is on work, to tackle things with absolute concentration,” explained Bierhoff, who felt a good mood among the 20 players who had initially traveled. “We have a high quality, excellent characters” – the basis for a better tournament than the last World Cup in Russia in 2018.

Müller and Hummels immediately take up a prominent place in Löw’s plans. “It is clear that certain things are expected of them. We do it out of sporting conviction that they can help the team with their experience, ”said the national coach. Both professionals can and should close a leadership vacuum that had recently opened not only in the international game embarrassment against Spain (0: 6) and North Macedonia (1: 2).

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