first_imgGermanys squad has already been trimmed from 27 to 25 Germanys squad has already been trimmed from 27 to 25 with Schweinsteiger injured and Wolfsburgs Max Kruse having been thrown out of the squad on Monday for two off-field discretions. “I thought he needed to be taught a lesson,” Loew said about Kruse, who lost 75,000 euros ($83,970) in a taxi and got into an argument with a reporter in separate incidents. “It is only for the two games, so it doesnt mean he has no chance for the European championships. Perhaps hell learn from this and well keep an eye on what he gets up to away from football, just like the rest of the squad. But, I couldnt accept things the way they were.” In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks on Tuesday, security will be paramount for the internationals in Berlin and Munich. Germanys final friendlies of 2015 coincided with the November Paris terror attacks. Their defeat to France at the Stade de France was overshadowed by the terrible scenes across the French capital on November 13, four days before Germanys home friendly against the Netherlands was called off by police. “The events (in Brussels) are certainly terrible and have hit a bit of a nerve with us,” said Loew. “When you hear and read about what happened, the images from France (Novembers Paris attacks) come to mind. But, were trying not to let these things get to us. Were focused on the sporting matter at hand and trust in the security arrangements.” Loew says, the Germans are relishing testing themselves against two top European teams. “We deliberately chose two strong opponents. Matches against England and Italy are never normal games,” he said. “We chose a large squad on purpose, so that each player has the chance to make his mark with his performance. Then well have a bit of clarity, its the last time well come together before the squad (for the Euro 2016 finals) is named.” AFP RC AHadvertisementlast_img

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