Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack has revealed he was a bit surprised to see Joachim Low remained in his position following Germany’s pathetic display in the 2018 World Cup.
On the back of an all round performance in the 2014 World Cup Die Mannschaft were tipped to defend their crown given their squad depth but they failed to pass the group stage hurdle in Russia.
Low’s decision to keep Leroy Sane out of the squad kind of backfired as Germany faced their first group stage exit since 1938. Ballack admits he thought Low would have faced the consequences after the premature World Cup exit.
“I was surprised as well as many other people that he kept his job
“For a long time he worked with the team and sometimes you should say that things don’t work anymore when you’re so long with a certain team.
“As an outsider, I wished for German football that Low had gone out on top, because when you have talented players you shouldn’t talk about other things, which was the case before the World Cup.”
“The World Cup was a huge disappointment and there were reasons for that.
“You should analyse it, really, and not just say ‘we will analyse that’ when you have already made the decision to keep the coach. That’s not a real analysis.
“There should not just be one person who is making these decisions. There should be more people in the German federation and a better structure.
“There should not just be one person who is making these decisions. There should be more people in the German federation and a better structure.”