The German team, losing to South Korea (0:2) for the first time in history could not overcome the first group stage of the world Cup
The head coach of Germans Joachim Loew spoke to the press after the defeat and departure from the tournament.
“We thought that we will be able to click on a button and turn a different speed. We were convinced that as soon as the tournament starts, everything works. I don’t blame the players. We pressed, fought. Did everything I could, but didn’t work. After the first goal we just fell apart and understood,” said he.
Yesterday you were praising “deorbiter” what you think today?
Today it was a decisive factor in the match. I haven’t seen the replay. Not sure was right or not. I think that was not a pass to our player. With eyebrows, I thought was offside, but if the judges decided, they’re right. They saw the best of me.
— For Germany came the dark times?
— What are you talking about? The last 12 years we have always been in the top four strongest. Yes, there is sadness and disappointment, but we have talented players with huge potential. Need to draw conclusions and move on.
Recall, as passed Politeka, Wednesday, June 27, the reigning world champion – team Germany team lost to South Korea. The Germans needed only a victory, but the defeat dropped the team to last place in the group. Thus, Germany didn’t make the playoffs the world Cup in 2018. The team of Joachim Loew, scored 3 points, took fourth place in group F and ahead of schedule was eliminated from the tournament.
The Germans for the first time in history, failed to survive the group stage at the world Cup. Since 1954 (it was the first tournament with a group stage, in which Germany took part), the team has reached the playoffs four times became the champion, four times ranked second, four times reached the semi-finals and four times in the 1/4 finals.
Trayan Markevich has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Quebec Times, Trayan Markevich worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.