“Unfortunately, my job as a National coach is sometimes to make dreams of someone fade away.”
That’s how Joachim Low explained the omission of Sandro Wagner and Mario Gotze from Germany’s preliminary sqaud for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Sandro Wagner has been fantastic for Bayern since moving to Bayern from Hoffenheim in the January window. Despite playing strictly as a deputy to main man Robert Lewandowski, Wagner has still managed eight goals for the Bavarians in theruckrunde.
Having been called up to the German national team by Jogi Low on several occasions in the past year or two, Wagner looked set to make his nation’s squad for the World Cup. The 30-year-old, after all, has worked unbelievably hard since returning to the Bundesliga. If work rate was the lone factor in determining who plays and who doesn’t, Wagner would be one of the first names on the team sheet each time Germany took the field.