Germany coach Joachim Low has gather a long list of detractors as of late, and the voices grow stronger with every game. Now, former Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger, hero of the 2014 world cup final, has spoken out against his former coach. Ever since the debacle at the 2018 world cup, Die Mannschaft have been limping from game to game with barely a win in sight — a far cry from the swashbuckling 2014 team that Schweinsteiger was a part of.
Hansi Flick believes Joachim Low does not deserve to be criticised despite Germany’s shaky form and pointed to the lack of a natural centre-forward in the team. Bayern Munich coach Flick previously served as Low’s assistant for their 2014 World Cup win and then moved into the role of DFB sporting director. He is therefore well placed to assess the national team, who have drawn four of their five matches in 2020, edging Ukraine in their other fixture.
A win against arguably one of the best Swiss sides of all time would have given Löw some breathing space. Although the game at the RheinEnergieSTADION proved more of the same for this national team: solid offensively, chaotic defensively. Team performance: Much like the games against Turkey and Ukraine, Germany dominated possession and created many dangerous opportunities.