UEFA Nations League: We will bounce back in October, says Germany coach Joachim Low

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Germany coach, Joachim Low is confident that the team will bounce back when they will face Ukraine and Switzerland again in the next Nations League matches in October.

Germany was only able to pick two points from the available six after drawing their first two games on the tournament against Spain and Switzerland.

The goalscorer against Switzerland during yesterdays’ UEFA Nations League clash, Ilkay Gündogan expressed his disappointment in the result. The 29-year-old Manchester City midfielder told ZDF that the team lost the balls they can easily keep.

“I’m a little pissed off. We lost balls that we can easily fix. When we conceded, we already secured the ball and played a bad pass without any problems. Something like that shouldn’t happen at this level. It’s annoying and pissed me off. “

Gundogan expressed his frustration during an interview

Gundogan had given Germany the lead after firing low into the net in just 14 minutes into the clash at St. Jakob Park. Silvan Widmer equalised for the hosts just before the hour mark and they were held till the end of the match.

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“It was completely up to us. We were in a good starting position, leading 1-0. Then we gave away a bad pass, run into a counter-attack and then it’s 1-1.

“This is not a process, this is a very simple football game. If you have the ball upfront, you have to keep it up there. Then you have to fight the last 10, 20 minutes and you are lucky to get out with a point.

“I’m dissatisfied, honestly. We should have played through the second half as ice cold. So we’re giving away two points.”

Toni Kroos also reacts

Sharing the same view is his fellow teammate, Toni Kroos, who was irritated by his side’s second consecutive collapse. The draw leaves them two points behind group leaders Spain, who beat Ukraine 4-0.

“Unfortunately it was similar to the one against Spain, so we can definitely work to have more solutions and more self-confidence as a team.

“If there are six points to be distributed and you only get two, that is disappointing.”

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Germany will attack properly – Joachim Low

Also speaking, coach Joachim Low sympathised with his players’ irritation but is confident they will bounce back in their next Nations League matches in October.

“Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. We just failed to make it 2-0 again. We just can’t capitalise on the good opportunities. That would have given us security. I think the draw will be okay. If you lead 1-0 twice and then don’t bring it home, that is of course annoying. We’ll attack properly in October,” he said.

Joachim Low passing out instruction from the touchline against Switzerland

By then, it is believed that the Bayern Munich players given rest would have returned to full action and will be able to help in bringing the team back to winning ways.

Part of those expected back in the squad includes Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and captain Manuel Nuer.

Low had signalled that Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels might have played their last game for the national team. The last time the trio were invited was the country’s 2018 Nations League competition.

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Although Muller had a fantastic season with Bayern Munich winning the historic treble for the second time in his career, the forward might not be invited.

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