Joachim Löw is happy that his worst year as a football coach is history. “It is good that now 2019 begins,” said the 58-Year-old of the year. He must use the next twelve months, in order to bring the national team after the world Cup Disaster in Russia, the following descent into the second League of the Nations League, and the minus record of six defeats in a calendar year in the world. Löw has set the “two important issues” high on the Agenda: one is the qualification for the European championship 2020, and the other is the human process of transformation.
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Löw wants to give the “young actors space”, and you develop to be at the next tournament in one and a half years, “present and much better than in Russia”. The boomers, in 1995-1996, advanced in the last games of 2018 in the foreground and in the responsibility. Actors like Joshua Kimmich (23), Timo Werner (22), Niklas Süle (23), Leon Goretzka (23) and Julian Bradt (22)-were the world Cup debacle. This includes players such as of the before the world Cup decommissioned Leroy Sané (22), Serge Gnabry (23), Thilo Kehrer (22) or the Leverkusener exceptional talent, Kai Havertz (19) is met.
out with the Old, young, pace of players, in short, this is the way, the Löw after a hesitant start in the summer only under the pressure of 0:3 in the Netherlands, really embark on. “The transformation is underway,” said the world champion coach of 2014 last. Löw wanted and don’t want to pull him, but “abruptly”. “The young need support and guidance,” is his justification. Team senior Manuel Neuer (32) remains löw captain. On the Munich goalkeeper, he has laid down for the time being up to the Euro 2020 as a number 1. Also Toni Kroos, the on 4. January is 29 years old, retains a special status, while other 2014 world champion as the Munich-based Trio Jérôme Boateng (30), Mats Hummels (30) and Thomas Müller (29) clearly, the importance of have lost.
the captain of New supports the smooth Transition, at the Loew “in addition to the many young on a backbone of experienced players”. The captain senses a “new dynamic in the team”. The last games in 2018 against Russia (3:0) and the Netherlands (2:2) interprets the turn of the goalkeeper as a trend. The game system has been modified. The 3-4-3 with speedy attackers such as Sané, Gnabry and Werner has replaced the ball possession soccer. “We have a new Spirit in the team, but also new Speed, and wit,” said New.
Among the Top Ten of the outfield players with most minutes in the country are playing for the world Cup, after all, five out of the Hope of vintages 1995 and 1996 (Kimmich, Werner, Süle, Kehrer, Sané). The view of the DFB is already in the direction of the summer of 2020. The game generations would have to be led by Löw now “to a Team that can play in 2020 for the title,” he wrote in his on Tuesday published new year greeting.
The DFB President had extended the contract with Löw before the shameful preliminary rounds in Russia till the next world Cup finals 2022 in Qatar. Four years on, no one looks forward but. Löw has to deliver in 2019, a convincing qualifying. In the group with the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Estonia and white Russia, second place is the Minimum. At the start of the year on 20. March in Wolfsburg, Germany against Serbia, the controversial opening game, away against Holland four days later. “In the face of this group you have to qualify. There’s no question about it,“ said Grindel after the draw.
another disaster year 2018 would not be forgiven Löw also the DFB internally. Many Fans see the long-celebrated “Jogi” in the meantime, very critical. 41 percent of the Germans no longer hold Löw for the right Germany coach, as a representative survey by the opinion research Institute YouGov on behalf of the German press Agency revealed. Only 35 percent of the respondents answered Yes to the question of whether Loew is still the Right one on the Post. Public pressure could help. The performance of the national team was in the Era Löw always also an Image of the Trainer Performance. In the last world Cup of the year Loew had lifted, raptured, convenient – and so, too, the national team performed then. In 13 years as your boss Löw was usually at his best when he had to leave the comfort zone.