Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng has announced that his time with “Die Mannschaft” has come to an end. In an emotional message shared via his Instagram account, the thirty-year-old defender revealed, coach Joachim Low had a meeting with him and informed him that his services would no longer be required.
The message reads: “Coach Joachim Loew told me today in a straightforward discussion that I will not continue to be part of the DFB team, he wants to offer young players the stage in the future and especially concerning the upcoming tournaments want to give the team a new face. I am sad about this news because it has always been the greatest thing for me to represent my country. Nevertheless, I respect the new course and understand the decision of the national coach. I was young myself and reliant on older players to make room for me. Personally, I am convinced that I can continue to play at the highest level and will continue to do so in the future. I will always look back with great pleasure on the time spent in the DFB team. I have always been extremely proud to wear the jersey of the national team, and I will never forget summer 2014 in particular. Of course, I would have wished for another farewell for us. Good luck of the team for the future! ”
Bundestrainer Joachim Löw hat mir heute in einem aufrichtigen Gespräch mitgeteilt, dass ich nicht weiter Teil des DFB-Teams sein werde, er in Zukunft jungen Spielern die Bühne bieten möchte und besonders im Hinblick auf die anstehenden Turniere der Mannschaft ein neues Gesicht… pic.twitter.com/D3iYQpL1Ue
— Jérôme Boateng (@JeromeBoateng) March 5, 2019
Jerome Boateng had seventy-six caps with the German national team with a goal to his name.
He won the FIFA World in 2014.
Following Boateng out of the national team, are Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels who have also been told by the national team coach to call time on their national team careers