Joachim Low has described his last outing with the German national team which was in the ongoing Euro 2020 as a disappointment as he officially bows out of the team. He will be replaced by the former coach of Bayern Munich Hansi Flick.
The 61-year-old German tactician who has been the manager of the German team since 2006 after serving as the assistant coach of the team between 2004 and 2006, led Germany to the Euro 2020. Based on the standard of Germany in the world of Football, it was a poor outing for them right from the group stage to the round of 16.
It was so bad for Germany that they managed to record just a win and a draw in four games before their exit. They met their waterloo at the Wembley Stadium when they faced England in the round of 16 on Tuesday, June 29.
For the first time in over 50 years, England beat Germany in a knock-out game. Joachim Low watched as his team went down 2-0 and didn’t have an answer to break England’s defense.
Less than 24 hours after the game, he officially announced that he has stepped down from his role as the coach of the team. Recall that before the Euro 2020 kicked off on June 11, Joachim Low had announced that he would exit the German national team after the European Championship. Unfortunately for him, he could not do that in a winning note.
Before things got sour for Joachim Low, the 61-year-old tactician was one of the best things that happened to the German national team. He helped Germany to finish third in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, win the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and runner up in the 2008 UEFA European Championship.
But after the 2018 World Cup, Joachim Low was not able to get the German team on the right path until their disastrous outing in Euro 2020.
The 61-year-old German tactician said: “The disappointment runs very, very deep. I’m sorry that we disappointed our fans and didn’t spark the kind of excitement we wanted. I take responsibility for our elimination, no ifs or buts.
“It’s been 15 long years with a lot of wonderful moments and, of course, some disappointments.
“The team and the players have a bright future ahead of them. Good luck to Hansi Flick, I wish him all the best. My heart continues to beat black, red, and gold.
“I’ve saved so many moments and images in my heart over the years. Not just the results, but the time spent together. We went through so much together, those are the moments you never forget.”
🎙️ Joachim #Löw: "It's been 15 long years with a lot of wonderful moments and, of course, some disappointments. The team and the players have a bright future ahead of them. Good luck to Hansi Flick, I wish him all the best. My heart continues to beat black, red and gold." 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/q3cv1NHnmc— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 30, 2021