It was the hoped-for response to the major criticism. Germany’s game against world Champions France may have ended in a defeat (1:2), in a playful way, the DFB-Eleven, but significantly improved. Dynamics and swiftness of Action dominated the first half. This was mainly due to the staffing changes, which made Joachim Löw compared to the 0:3 against the Netherlands.

Equal to half of the starting lineup changed the national coach. The offensive players, Leroy Sané, and Serge Gnabry, as well as the defensive player Niklas Süle, Thilo Kehrer and Nico Schulz started in the Stade de France. They replace, among others, world champion Thomas Müller and the injured departed Jerome Boateng.

“It was a good, a very good match of my team,” said Löw afterwards, and added: “The team has played with a lot of courage and heart in Hand.” Just offensive acting Germany-wide phases of faster and more direct than in the past few months. For the first time after the world Cup fiasco, you had the feeling, in a systematic and personnel consequences have been drawn, have taken a break.

Löw: “with young players sometimes bad,”

yielded Löw i.e. the pressure of the Public? The 58-Year-old sees it differently. “After the game against the Netherlands, it was clear that we must make a difference. New stimuli, new System, new staff was, according to this game, clearly. I’ll do that as a coach, from full Conviction,“ he said.

As in the long term, the upheaval will be in the Team, despite the positive impressions to be questionable. Löw was trying very hard to praise after the game, his champion and the fierce criticism. “With young players sometimes is bad. Those who have previously done a lot of, have not forgotten from one day to the morning to play football,“ said Löw, and saw the negative result as evidence for the importance of experience. “We have now seen that the young players need in some of the actions, even a little bit of experience. If you want to be permanently successful, you need to in the team is a good mix.“

Whether or not the team against the world Champions on the court, has an advantage now, or whether they will again back into the second link, if established powers like Marco Reus, Jerome Boateng or Ilkay return Gündogan, seem to be open. Due to the surprising lineup Löw has won until the next match date in mid-November, quiet time to think. Against Russia (15.11.) and the Netherlands (19.11.) it will show then, how sustainable the break in the national team really is.


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