Joachim Low has assured the defender Jerome Boateng that there would be no rush in team selection for the European Championships and the management would wait till the last possible moment for him to be fit and ready for the tournament.
Boateng’s Euros chances took a hit yesterday as he injured one of his key Foot muscles while appearing in Bundesliga.
However, thankfully, there is still a lot of time for the Euros to kick off and if Boateng’s recovery doesn’t go wrong, he can back himself to be back to scene in time to be considered for selection.
Boateng also seems to have got the support of his national manager Low who is of the view that the 27-year old is strong enough to overcome the adverse circumstances.
Low was quoted as saying, “The situation is tough yes, but, I trust Jerome to come out of it and I have already conveyed to him that the door would not be closed on him until the very last moment.”
“It’s similar to what had been the case with Sami Khedira in 2014 when he was racing against time for World Cup and we had waited for him. We are going to do the same with Jerome and hopefully, he will be back.”
“He has got the correct attitude as a player and I am sure he would handle this situation quite patiently.”
Boateng was a part of starting line up of Germany in all the 7 matches that they had played in World Cup and he was to be the main man in the defence of the team in Euros too, but, obviously, there is a cloud over his participation now and if he does officially get ruled out, it will be a blow for the Germans.