Loew worried possible Bayern failure may hurt Euro prospects

Updated: 15 May 2012 18:43 IST

Germany boss Joachim Loew has expressed his concern about the impact that a defeat for Bayern Munich in Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea could have on his players at this summer's European Championships.

Loew worried possible Bayern failure may hurt Euro prospects
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Berlin:

Germany boss Joachim Loew has expressed his concern about the impact that a defeat for Bayern Munich in Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea could have on his players at this summer's European Championships.

Loew has included eight members from the Bavarian giants -- Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Mueller, Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez -- in his provisional squad for Euro 2012.

He conceded that "after the failures in the league and German Cup, a defeat in the Champions League at their own stadium would be a tough blow."

Beaten to the title by Dortmund in the Bundesliga, Bayern were then humiliated 5-2 by Juergen Klopp's side in the Cup final in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

"The disappointment would be huge and I think I would give them two or three additional days of rest to clear their heads and digest the situation," Loew added.

Loew is currently with the provisional German squad at a training camp in Sardinia, with Dortmund players scheduled to join the squad on Tuesday.

Bayern players in the 27-man squad are scheduled to meet up with their international teammates during the second training camp, which takes place from May 18-30 in the south of France.

Loew must then reveal his final list of 23 by May 29.

The German squad will arrive at their team headquarters in the Polish city of Gdansk on June 4, five days before their opening match against Portugal in Group B, which also features Denmark and the Netherlands.

Topics : Football Tennis Germany Bayern Munchen Chelsea
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