A rather surprising conclusion arrived from Germany’s camp as one of their most prized young talent, Leroy Sane has been left out of Der Panzer’s 23-men- World Cup 2018 squad.
That decision was confirmed by German’s tactician himself, Joachim Low, who admitted that leaving out Sane was far from an easy decision for him, but it was something he must do to create a balance squad.
Low stated that the final decisive choices were picking between the Manchester City winger and Bayern Leverkusen star, Julian Brandt, who was eventually chosen by the tactician as that final attacking winger option to Russia.
Moreover, the World Cup winning coach added that there’s nothing much wrong with Sane, both in his quality or attitude, it’s just that Low simply believes Brandt is more ‘ready’ for Der Panzer this time around.
Nevertheless, the 58-year-old tactician ensured that missing out on World Cup this year won’t be the end of Sane’s adventure with German national team as in September the 19-year-old will return to the squad’s setup.
If Sane failed to get his name into the defending champion’s 23-men-squad, Bayern Munich’s keeper, Manuel Neuer, managed to get into the team, despite experiencing such long term injury most of this past season.
An interesting decision indeed from Low, we will see whether leaving out Sane is not something that Germany might regret in Russia 2018.
Here is Germany’s final 23-men squad for Russia 2018:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp, Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Defenders: Jonas Hector, Matthias Ginter, Niklas Sule, Antonio Rudiger, Marvin Plattenhardt, Mats Hummers, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich.
Midfielders/Forwards: Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus, Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy, Julian Brandt, Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Gomez, Timo Werner.