News : DFB: National coach Löw calls for a reaction from the national team – sport
Joachim Löw asks his players to react to the most recent 0: 6 embarrassment in Spain at the start of the international match year 2021. “We don’t just want to start the World Cup qualifying with good results, we want to show ourselves positively to the fans after we got out of the year very badly in November,” said the national coach one day before the home game on Thursday (8.45 p.m. / RTL) in Duisburg against Iceland.
“I expect a reaction from the team that we will throw everything into the balance,” emphasized Löw. Not only the football accents should come into play. The team should “also show that fighting and running, that we are a passionate team that fights doggedly for a win”.
For Löw, who is leaving after the European Championship, only the tournament in summer counts – this should also show in terms of personnel. Against Iceland, Löw should bet on the Bayern axis with Manuel Neuer in goal, Joshua Kimmich on six, Leon Goretzka in front and Leroy Sané or Serge Gnabry on the offensive outside positions. İlkay Gündoğan takes over in midfield for Toni Kroos, who left because of an injury.
“We can no longer be considerate,” emphasized Löw before the international three-pack against Iceland, Romania and North Macedonia: “Now it’s time to score points and to play as well as possible, to get three wins and to lay a foundation.”
Löw is looking forward to Hoeneß’s analyzes
Löw also stated that he will not take a new job after the European Championships (June 11th to July 11th). “It is unthinkable to go out of a tournament and flip the switch the next day,” said Löw. Recently, there was speculation about offers from Turkey and Spain. “I don’t know what’s going on with my advisor. I don’t want to be confronted with it until the EM. For me, full concentration applies to the EM,” said Löw, who recently emphasized that his “coaching career will not be over”.
According to his own statement, the national coach is already looking forward to the analyzes of Uli Hoeneß as the new RTL expert. “It is of course very entertaining, and the content can also be very good, because Uli Hoeneß is someone who has worked in this top area of football for 40 or 50 years,” said Löw. For the audience it is “exciting”, so Löw, “how Uli Hoeneß deals with such games as he analyzes them”. Therefore, the commitment of the controversial honorary president of Bayern Munich is “of course a great thing”.
“We should never show a face like that again,” says Emre Can
The players also commented on Wednesday. Emre Can sees the recent 6-0 defeat in Spain as an additional motivation for the start of the international match year 2021. “We have to learn from mistakes. We must never show such a face again,” said the defensive player from Borussia Dortmund: The announced departure from National coach Löw shouldn’t play a role after the EM in the summer, explained the 27-year-old: “We players don’t really care. When we play at the EM, we are always under pressure. The coach is definitely very, very motivated . “
Can Löw will be remembered not only as a coach. “He’s a wonderful person. Everyone here at the DFB can confirm that he is a wonderful person,” said Can: “It’s a shame he’s leaving.” Everyone wants to give him a “successful farewell European Championship”.