Four Germany stars miss training ahead of Hungary clash


Thomas Muller is among four players who will not participate in national team training on Monday, having picked up a knee injury during Germany’s 4-2 victory over Portugal.

After losing to France in their Euro 2020 Group F opener, Joachim Low’s side were heavily criticised, while Muller was among those singled out for a below-par performance.

However, the Bayern Munich star bounced back brilliantly with a much-improved display during Saturday’s win over Portugal which saw Die Mannschaft leapfrog the holders of the competition into second place in the group heading into their final fixture.

Muller is one of four players who will miss Monday’s session as confirmed by the national team’s official Twitter account.

Mats Hummels (knee), Ilkay Gundogan (calf) and Lukas Klostermann (muscle) are also struggling with fitness issues and so Low will be without several members of his squad as they prepare for their final group game versus Hungary.

Hungary earned a draw with the tournament favourites and world champions France shortly before the Germans blew away Fernando Santos’ Portugal at the weekend, and will likely prove stubborn opponents when the two sides meet at Munich’s Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

None of the aforementioned players have yet been officially ruled out of the Hungary fixture, but given the tight timescales it presents a worrying scenario for Low and the German fans.

A win would see Germany progress to the last 16 regardless of other results. However, a win for France would see them top the group.

Germany could yet progress even with defeat, but would need to rely on other results.

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