German national team manager Joachim Low detailed why Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler was not included in the team’s Euro 2020 squad list.
Draxler has been a regular for the German national team as of late. Still, this was not enough to earn him a call-up for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament.
As Low recently detailed (via Goal), the decision ultimately came down to the PSG midfielder’s lack of a stern role with the French powerhouse.
“I spoke to him, he was very disappointed,” Low said. “He has been present at all tournaments since 2014 and I have always had a very special relationship with him. He was my captain during the Confederations Cup; he has great qualities.
“But when I look at the last two or three years, he hasn’t played regularly. He was also injured several times. It was a tough decision, I have to say it honestly.”
Draxler has been more of a regular in PSG’s starting 11 under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, which includes multiple key starts in all competitions. Nonetheless, Low was not convinced enough with Draxler’s play this season and elected to look elsewhere to fill the vacant midfield spot in the squad list.
This may be good news for PSG club officials as Draxler will now be looking ahead to getting ready for next season’s preseason schedule along with the team’s early Ligue 1 fixtures of the upcoming new campaign.
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