Dortmund player staying at home
Marco Reus has been sensationally left out of Germany’s squad for Euro 2016.
Reus, who currently plays for club Borussia Dortmund, hasn’t been selected by manager Joachim Low after the Germany boss took advice from his medical staff.
Reus has been struggling with a groin problem and won’t be going to France this summer but there is better news for Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger. The veteran World Cup winner is in Low’s party despite an injury-plagued season at Old Trafford.
We took more players to training camp due to minor injuries. We also needed enough players to make up a good training camp,’ Low said.
‘I know that those left behind will be disappointed.’
Reus, who also missed the 2014 World Cup through injury, would struggle to stay fit for the whole of the tournament due to long-standing fitness problems and has been left out as a result, Low said.
‘The medical staff could not give a clear prognosis for Marco,’ said the Germany boss.
‘He has massive injury problems and the medical staff was very sceptical about his ability to last through the coming weeks and such a gruelling tournament.
‘It is a bitter decision and bitter for Marco.’
Reus’ omission – on the day of his 27th birthday – will be a bitter blow for the player and is the main talking point from an otherwise unsurprising squad.
Premier League stars Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil and Emre Can are all included while Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mario Goetze will all be key men for Low in France this summer.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10