Posted June 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Germany coach Joachim Loew is picking losers to become winners. Loew appears ready to fashion his team at the European Championship around a Bayern Munich contingent which lost out to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race before being beaten by Chelsea on penalties in the Champions League final. Loew's players from Dortmund, which won a second straight German title, may have to be content with places on the bench. ''I haven't noticed anything not normal, they seem to be having fun and looking forward to the tournament,'' Loew said of his Bayern players such as Thomas Mueller, Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Several Dortmund players were given tryouts in the 5-3 loss to Switzerland in a friendly last month, when the Bayern group still hadn't joined the squad. All had disappointing matches, including center back Mats Hummels, who probably had the best chance of making the starting lineup. That just might have strengthened Loew's resolve to stick with his regular...
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