Empty looks from the national coach in the face of the debacle against Spain
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After the 6-0 debacle against Spain, the number of votes calling for Joachim Löw to resign increased. The DFB has to live up to its responsibility. What does that mean for the national coach?
Hat which football nation decided? At least that’s what a survey presented as representative shows: The time of national coach Joachim Löw has expired. Two are not that far yet, however: Löw and the German Football Association (DFB). Despite rumors, he didn’t move his thumb for the time being. He insists on an analysis after Tuesday’s 6-0 debacle against Spain. Conclusions will then be discussed in the Presidium at the beginning of December.
That seems to be progress because the employer has set a deadline and Löw can no longer go underground for months, as he did after the crash at the 2018 World Cup. On the other hand, it is astonishing that, of all people, the experts in the world’s largest football association should need longer to assess than the leisure national coaches in this country. They may be deeply affected by the very last impression of the German selection and react emotionally. But you are not surprised. They are more likely to be amazed by the self-assessment of Löw and that of the responsible DFB director Oliver Bierhoff. Because the two most expensive DFB employees self-confidently explained the disaster with a ninety-minute weak moment that could not be foreseen or influenced: It should have been a “blackout” – the player.