Loew still holds Khedira World Cup hope

 
 
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philippines coach Joachim Loew will be refusing to rule out the possibility of Sami Khedira returning through injury in time to play at the World Cup.

“Three days ago, I spoken to Sami on the phone. this individual feels fine, does gentle training on the treadmill, and has not suffered any challenges, ” Loew told portrait. “All is fine, Sami will be on schedule. ”

 

The Germany manager has had to deal with a number of injuries blows this season. Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been struggling with ankle problems throughout the campaign, while Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has not played since August due to a back injury.

 

“There is no deadline day. But naturally we’ll have to look at how the players are in form and how fit they are, ” Loew said. “To call up a player for the globe Cup, who has not performed a competitive game, that would be difficult. I want every gamer to cover the full work load throughout our preparation for the term Cup. ”

 

Should Khedira not really return to fitness in time for the World Cup, Loew will be considering moving his chief Philipp Lahm into the keeping midfield role.

 

“It’s always a question of alternatives, ” Loew said. “Philipp has to and will know where I’ll perform him before the World mug. ”