Joachim Low does not feel that Germany midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz is doing enough to warrant a place in his squad for the Euro 2016 Finals
The former Borussia Dortmund player was part of Low’s World Cup-winning squad in Brazil two years ago but he has fallen off the radar following an ill-fated move to Galatasaray last summer.
A delay in getting the paperwork resolved meant Grosskreutz was not eligible to play for the Turkish club during the first half of the season.
He was instead left only to train with his teammates. Low has been keeping tabs on the player nonetheless but he got a less than positive update from Gala boss Mustafa Denizli.
According to Low, the 27-year-old showed a poor attitude in regards to inducting himself into the team ethos at Galatasaray, and he has now been sent on loan to Stuttgart for the remainder of the season.
“I have only limited sympathy for the way he has dealt with his career,” Low told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper.
“I went to Istanbul and met with Galatasaray’s coach, and he told me [Grosskreutz] was flying home [to Germany] practically every weekend from Friday to Sunday.
“You don’t do that sort of thing when you are part of a team.”
Now back in his homeland, Grosskreutz still has a chance to convince the Germany boss he merits selections for the European Championships but Low was not overly positive in his assessment of the chances that will happen.
“He’s not done anything for half a year,” Low added when asked about Grosskreutz’s hopes of making the Euro 2016 squad.
Germany are 4.00 to win Euro 2016 this summer, with hosts France installed as marginal tournament favourites at 3.75.