Joachim Low is highly criticized for the performance of Germany in recent times. Germany failed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. They were thrashed by Spain by a 6-0 scoreline, Germany’s heaviest defeat since May 1931. Germany finished in the second position in their UEFA Nations League group stage. Spain qualified for the next round from the same group. Some suggested replacing Low keeping in mind the upcoming EURO 2021.
But the German Football Association’s executives officially decided to keep faith in Joachim Low after the meeting on Monday after Low presented his plans.
The German FA stated, ‘A single game cannot and must not be a yardstick for the general performance of the national team and the national coach.’
‘Low informed those involved about his assessments, ideas and further plans. The members of the executive committee agreed that what counts is the high-quality work of the coaching staff, intact relationship between the team and the coach and a clear concept for the previous and future procedures.’
‘There is a firm conviction that Joachim Low and his coaching team will deliver successful games and results despite a challenging situation for everyone.’- they added in the statement.
Joachim Low has been the manager of Germany since 2006. This coming EURO will be his 7th major tournament. He has won the World Cup in 2014. Germany was also the runners up in the 2008 EURO and was 3rd in the 2010 World Cup. His contract with Germany ends after the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.