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German national team : Can work by Joachim Löw as national coach again?

The new time is remembered in many ways to the old. The preliminary program before the country game, for example, was a disgrace for all of the more sensible minds. The controls were moved back to the top, because volume is confused with atmosphere, and the stadium announcer roared like a Brun module Hirsch into the microphone. New, however, was that the team's short film sequences of the German national soccer players were shown on the video screens in the stadium. Since the thumb has been stretched or with the Ball juggling, only Joshua Kimmich has merely had to be just Joshua Kimmich: He looked strained and grim in the camera and showed no emotion. After the players Joachim Löw, the Germany coach appeared on the screens. He smiled in a friendly way. Then, a shadow passed over his face.

Joachim Löw tries but just to step out of the shadows and into the light.

personal taste tells Löw Fans and Löw-opponents

Behind the coach is a abundant unpleasant year with the historically poor performance at the world Championships in Russia, with the descent in the Nations League, all the criticism of his decisions and question his work ethic. 59-year-old Joachim Löw has become in the last month. By this age, many begin to consider how a smooth Transition to pensioners is existence organised without too great a financial loss. Joachim Löw wants to invent, at almost 60 and after almost 15 years as a national coach for a second Time.

Can this work? Especially: Can Joachim Löw, after everything that's happened, as a Federal trainer to work again?

In the past few days, around the Ausbootung of Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller, and the first two games of the year 2019, the Löw-exegesis reached its climax. Of a legitimate scientific discipline can of course be no question, because the evaluation of the national coach and his work depends on the long been a matter of personal taste. The a can not forgive Löw simply that he has not applied to the Vorrundenaus at the world Cup have the decency to take responsibility for the Failure and to draw the appropriate consequences. The other to keep him still for a good coach who has led the national team since the middle of the last decade in the Modern. Both schools are facing increasingly unforgiving.

He speaks of a new era

On Friday last week Löw after a long winter sleep for the first Time to the public occurred. In the Headquarters of the German football Association (DFB) should he not explain why he was planning in the future with the deserved national players, Müller, Hummels, and Boateng. He did this more at the behest of his employer. Media appointments have become the national coach over the years, kind of annoying, for a long time, he has reduced them to a minimum, even if he tells occasionally, the opposite. While Löw has the gift to explain football to be profitable.

man in the middle: When Training in Amsterdam Joachim Loew gives instructions to his team.Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

At the press conference in the DFB Headquarters in Frankfurt's city forest, but he was pale and uninspired. And he had to smile also wrote the exegetes. Since then, Löw is trying to convey a sense of new beginnings. Before the test match against Serbia this week, he spoke much of a new beginning of a new era, and all the young players, their Elan and also the national coach, carried away apparently. Clarity, determination and dynamism has called on Löw to the team. Nothing else is required of him: a clear set of criteria for his nomination practice, stringent decisions, which according to the performance principle.

Around the world Cup a year ago, Löw has fallen, the coach of the world champion, in the role of self-appointed visionary, as the alleged mastermind of modern football – and then he was caught off guard by the Mexicans with a simple counter-tactic, without that he could react in any way to the performance of his team. Instead of Visionary Löw needs to be in the future Hero of the work. Not going for a spin, but easy to make.

Löw is in need of him: Marco Reus came on as a substitute against Serbia.Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa

Perhaps this role is even football to be teachers, not draw Professor. Against Serbia this week, the team played a half long, sluggish, and uninspired. In the break, Löw responded. He explained the paths that brought Marco Reus, and later Leon Goretzka, and now his team taught her to Do significantly more than before on the Offensive. After an hour of fit Reus to Goretzka, and Goretzka scored the 1:1-end. Later, at a small question and answer session on television and in the press conference, had a Löw all in all, not dissatisfied. The Podium, he left with a Smile on the face. "Let's go good for you in Wolfsburg," he said in the finish to the journalists.

The Ausbootung Müller, Hummels and Boateng for him is no alternative to

this Sunday (20.45 clock, live at RTL) returns to the national coach and his team to the place, went to the in October, the old time is over. In the Johan-Cruyff-Arena in Amsterdam, it is not gone to the Germans no good: 0:3 lost to Holland. Then, the Weariness of löw was More-so policy so enormous that the national coach had no other option than to respond to the rising public discontent. Three days later, he had in Paris against the world Champions France an entirely different team ran. One that was young, fast played and at the end is exactly why a feeling of optimism mediated. Despite an unfortunate 1:2 defeat. At that time it still seemed as if Löw had to forced to be his luck. In the meantime, he has made the renewal rate. His decisions against Muller, Hummels and Boateng, he calls the only alternative. "If such decisions may be made, to a certain degree of risk," says Löw. "Setbacks, you have to take into account."

It should be not too many, because the national coach is not allowed to strain the indulgence of the audience too much. The reactions to the Ausbootung of the three world Champions have shown how complicated environment, Löw still moves. Even those who have not found long, Hummels, Müller and Boateng are part of their services, mandatory in the national team, who are now critical of the timing of their Ausbootung and/or the way.

Jürgen Klinsmann, löw's predecessor as national coach, and in that time, his superior, made the call a week ago, in an Interview with the "Bild am Sonntag", the "Red alert": "He now needs to have success, the results have to vote," he said of his former assistant. "The Fans want to see that it works."

Klinsmann compared the national coach with a CEO who has to deliver good results, otherwise "you have to go sometime." When asked about this, said Löw: "you can believe me, I understand, to deal with pressure. With criticism, I'm all right.“

The DFB Loew shipped

The cool Yogi who has everything under control. This image has given Löw always been a favorite, especially in the big tournaments, if the public expectation and the General arousal soar. But the reinvention of the national coach during the ongoing operation has a specific degree of difficulty. The basic design flaw is that the German football Association löw has not made further employment after the world Cup Disaster from a Position of strength but from a Position of weakness.

The DFB not only had no national coach, he would have had in case of doubt, also no idea who could have been the other. Therefore he has shipped himself to Löw unconditionally – and, therefore, no other possibility, as all decisions of the national coach subsequently a 'rubber stamp' that remains to him now. With experienced players. DFB President Grindel. The more experienced players to sort out, because a break is the only alternative. DFB President Grindel is now also good. No wonder, then, that Löw has at some point believed he could what he wanted.

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Oliver Bierhoff, the Manager of the national team, was interviewed earlier this week to the General state of German football. He has said in this context, a set is actually quite good on Joachim Löw and his Situation in the past weeks and months: "If a crisis something is good, then you will be aware of their Situation."

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