Thomas Müller is angry and surprised by the decision announced by Joachim Löw that his international career with Germany is over. Jérôme Boateng and Mats Hummels have also been retired by Löw.

Löw said he was looking for a “new beginning” after going out of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup and finishing last in their Nations League group and thus being relegated.

“Of course I was surprised by the decision of the coach,” Müller said in a video posted on Instagram. “A national team coach has to make sporting decisions, I don’t question that. But the longer I think about it, the more I’m angry about the way this has happened. I have no understanding for the suggested definitiveness of this decision.

“Mats, Jérôme and I are still capable of playing football on the highest international level. We have had a long and – most of the time – successful career with the DFB and I think it’s not a classy way if prefabricated statements from the DFB are published shortly after we learn about the coach’s decision.

“I think this has nothing to do with appreciation. I was always proud to wear the jersey, I’ve given everything, I wanna thank you for your support, it was an incredible journey.”