The German national coach Joachim Löw was very happy and relieved to hear that his squad on Monday with a 0-2 Northern Ireland has won the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifications. ‘Die Mannschaft’ recovered himself after the embarrassing 2-4 defeat on Friday against the Orange.
“Tactically, it was very different than in the Netherlands. Mental and physical toughness has been tested. We’ve been hard at work and loved at the same time, it’s cool. I think the outcome justified it,” said Löw after the game in Belfast.
“It was a very intense match, at any point in the North of the island of Ireland. For the rest, we were not really in the game, but we kept on trying and in the end, the better it is. We are very happy that we have won.”
After a rest, opened a defender Marcel Halstenberg with the score on behalf of the Germans at the North of the island of Ireland. Just prior to the time provided by Serge Gnabry, who is up against the Netherlands, even if scored, to make the decision.
Joachim Loew, along the line and in the heart. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
“It was really to will-power’
According to the 59-year-old Loew left the team at Windsor Park in Belfast, the defeat against the Orange, and see that it is the mental resilience to be fine.
“My players went for it and had to will power to play, as Northern Ireland played in the physical aspect. We got what we expected, and fortunately saved the day.”
Germany is still in the lead in group C of european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifications, with twelve points from five matches. The Northern Irish have just as much, but with a less goal difference. The orange is third, with nine points, while the team of Ronald Koeman is a game less to play.
The next one WHO kwalificatieduels about a month now. The Germans will play against Estonia, which is Monday (0 to 4) of the Dutch national football team has lost.
To view the results of the state and the program of the EURO-qualification