November 18 – Shell-shocked German head coach Joachim Loew was at a loss to explain his country’s biggest ever defeat in competitive football after they were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in the Nations League.
Germany have won just three of their last eight games, climaxed by Tuesday’s heaviest defeat in 89 years as Manchester City forward Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick.
“I really don’t know what happened to the team,” Low told reporters. “We had hardly any chances and we didn’t win a single individual battle out on the pitch.
“In the second half we tried to press them high up the pitch to score and get back into the game but Spain played far better than us, they were much faster and played with more precision.”
Despite the defeat, however, national team director Oliver Bierhoff insisted there was no danger of Loew losing his job before next summer’s European Championships.
“This game changes nothing,” he told ARD TV. “We still trust Joachim Low, no doubt about that. With the national team, you have to think and analyse from tournament to tournament. We want to achieve the maximum at next year’s Euros.”
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