I think Germany National Football Team for World Cup 2010 is the only squad that its coach didn’t get blame for the loss. Look how Brazilian supporters dissapointed with Carlos Dunga‘s performance. Some of Argentine supporters forgave Diego Maradona, some of them couldn’t. French with their Raymond Domenech and Italian with their Macello Lippi are the undoubtable facts.
Germany defeated by Spain in the semifinal, but I didn’t think that Loew was to blame. And I also didn’t see any possible reason for that. Somehow it was the fault of the players that got beaten up by Spain. News said, it was their mental that made them lost. The players were already lost before the match even played. See? No reason to be mad at Loew at all.
He designed his strategy and all to defeat Spain. But it couldn’t work because the players didn’t play they were supposed to play. Maybe the team still couldn’t forget how Spain defeated them in Euro 2008 Final. We don’t know about it for sure, right?
In fact, we should be really thankful for Loew. Credits also given toJuergen Klinsmann. The steps were started by Klinsmann and Loew in 2004 for preparation of World Cup 2006. They reformed Germany’s Football, one of it by building a youth national team. After Klinsmann’s retirement, Loew followed and furnished the scheme that they’ve made in 2004.
Although Germany only in the 3rd place on this World Cup, but if I may stated, the team was quite successful. Germany is the only team that have been able to enter World Cup semifinal in the last 3 tournaments. The most stable squad, it is.
Let past only be the past. Germany are looking forward to Euro 2012 now. With their promising young squad, I think it is NOT impossible for them to win the cup. Last night match may be not as impressive as their last match, but the side-kickers of Germany were able to defeat the full team Uruguay, like Kompas said (to read it click here).
People said that Loew will not coach the team after World Cup 2010 ended. But like he stated, who ever will manage the team, he will continue the scheme that Klinsmann and Loew made, and will continue to manage the young National Team.
We heart you Loew, I am 🙂
Sources: Wikipedia, Kompas
Read Part One of A Tribute to Germany in here.