Phil Costa

Joachim Löw criticises Alexander Nübel decision to join Bayern

Germany head coach Joachim Löw has criticised goalkeeper Alexander Nübel over his decision to join Bayern Munich.

Nübel has just six months left on his Schalke contract and signed a pre-contract agreement with the Bundesliga champions, joining them on July 1.

However, Löw has questioned the reasoning behind this transfer with Manuel Neuer still undisputed first choice.

“Basically, I am a believer of young players getting as much game-time as possible,” he told reporters.

“That way they can develop better. When a player of 20, 21 years of age sits on the bench for two or three years, I don’t know if that is useful.”

According to Sport1, Nübel has a clause in his contract that ensures him 15 games a season, but that claim is yet to be confirmed.