Despite a successful dress rehearsal, national coach Löw warns his players
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Against Latvia, the German national team convinced with fluid combinations and many goals. But Joachim Löw is not completely satisfied after the last EM test. The national coach has a meaningful comment on the possible starting line-up.
DThe German national team used the last test before the European Championship to prepare for the opening game against France. Especially on the offensive, the DFB selection against Latvia impressed with seven goals.
But against the blatant outsider, the Joachim Löw team conceded another goal – this time after a throw-in. A circumstance that bothered the national coach a little after the game: “That was a great shot. But we discussed objections in training. These are actually standard situations that we can defend better. ”Then something like that shouldn’t really happen, added Löw.
The 61-year-old warned that his players at the EM should keep their concentration high for the entire 90 minutes. “Don’t watch out, don’t be vigilant – that will punish our opponents,” said Löw. “Moments decide games.” The pace and intensity have to be “increased even more”, demanded Löw and predicted: “Then it will be okay until next week.”
Havertz with a lot of self-confidence
The national coach also saw a lot of good things: “You could tell that we had a lot of speed, especially in the first half.” Captain Manuel Neuer was also satisfied with the exception of the goal: “I have a good impression of the preparation , we look forward to the tournament. “
Löw did not want to reveal whether he had found his team for the opening game of the EM. “I don’t know who will start against France yet. But one can assume that a large part of this evening will be there. “
Kai Havertz, whose shot at the meanwhile 4-0 later was counted as an own goal by Latvian goalkeeper Roberts Ozols, also addressed the fight for the starting positions. “We have top players in the front, so of course there is a competitive battle. But of course I hope for a regular place. But when you sit outside, you still have to cheer on from the bench. ”He himself traveled to the DFB selection with“ good ”self-confidence.
Söder sees a lot of joy in playing
Later that evening, Markus Söder also commented on the German team’s performance. The Bavarian Prime Minister was connected from the State Chancellery in Munich. The German team will play the three preliminary round matches of the European Championship in the state capital.
“I find it particularly impressive that you haven’t seen anything tense or unhappy. Instead, a lot of joy in playing. The returnees did well. This spirit and team spirit should also bring us success at the European Championships, ”said Söder, who has been a big football fan himself since childhood, at“ RTL ”.