Hoeness questions Low over Gotze inclusion

The Bayern chief feels the 21-year-old playmaker should have been given more time to recover from injury ahead of being rushed back into international duty

Uli Hoeness has criticised Joachim Low’s decision to call up Mario Gotze for Germany’s qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden.

The Bayern Munich starlet suffered a twisted ankle in the Uefa Super Cup final win over Chelsea on August 30 and the Bavarian club’s president is adamant the injury-prone playmaker should have been given more time to recover instead of being immediately drafted back into the international fold.

“It would be better for all the parties involved if he trained for two weeks before being called up, then he would reach the necessary fitness level.” Hoeness told Kicker.

“However, that’s just my personal opinion; I won’t interfere with the decision.”

Germany, who top the table in their group C, need just one win out of the two upcoming fixtures in order to book their ticket for the World Cup in Brazil next year.

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