Marco Reus won’t be part of Germany Euro Campaign
Marco Reus, the Borussia Dortmund star won’t be part of Germany Euro Championship campaign. Marco Reus is left out of the squad due to an injury. Marco Reus is part of this generation German’s football star studded side. He is one of the highly rated footballer in the world now. It was time for him to shine in Euro and now he is out of the Germany Euro squad.
National coach Joachim Löw said the Borussia Dortmund midfielder will be missing from the finals this summer, revealing the decision to leave Reus out was taken because “he has huge health problems and can only run straight at the moment“.
Julian Brandt, Karim Bellarabi and Sebastian Rudy have also been cut from the provisional 27-man squad.
Reus, who turned 27 on Tuesday, had also missed Germany’s successful 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil through injury and national team doctors have decided he would struggle for game time this summer. It seems like German born star fate is not with him when it comes to representing nation.
“It’s a shame because he would have strengthened us,” Low said. “The medical staff could not give a clear prognosis for Marco Reus. “He has massive injury problems and the medical staff was very skeptical about his ability to last through the coming weeks and such a grueling tournament. It is a bitter decision and bitter for Marco.”
Despite injury problems of his own this campaign, Bastian Schweinsteiger has been included in the 23-man squad along with Liverpool’s Emre Can and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal.
World Cup winners including Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze have also been included in the final 23, as has Mats Hummels, who will move from Dortmund to Bayern Munich next season.
There is a recall for striker Mario Gomez, who has impressed with Besiktas this season after missing the World Cup two years ago, while former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will also be going to France.
“I know that it’s a major disappointment for those players who aren’t going to be involved,” Low said. “Mats Hummels and Bastian Schweinsteiger will be fit for Euro 2016. The prognosis was clear.”
Germany will play Hungary in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday before opening their Euro 2016 campaign against Ukraine on June 12.
Germany squad for Euro 2016
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Bernd Leno (Leverkusen)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Emre Can (Liverpool), Antonio Rudiger (Roma)
Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund), Leroy Sane (Schalke)
Forwards: Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg)