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‘It doesn’t work anymore’ – German legend Matthaus calls for Low and all DFB members who supported coach under fire to be sacked

Euro 1980 winner believes 60-year-old coach isn’t the only one to suffer if Germany fails next summer

Lothar Matthaus says Germany Coach Joachim Low should be sacked if the national team underperform Euro 2020 and thinks all members of the German Football Association (DFB) who have supported him should follow him.

Low has been in charge of Germany since 2006, but the pressure on the coach has increased amid their disappointing results this year.

Germany have won three of the eight matches they have played in 2020, having drawn with Spain, Swiss, twice, and turkey before being beaten 6-0 by La Roja in their last game of the year.

Despite their disappointing performances, DFB said the 60-year-old will remain in charge as the European Championship approaches and German legend Matthaus says Low isn’t the only one paying the price if things go wrong next summer.

He said Suddeutsche Zeitung: “If the European Championship does not go as expected from the quality of the players we have, then it is not only Low who will have to go, but all those who have decided to stay. They must also bear the consequences.

“The [6-0] match against Spain was an exceptional case, but when I look at the general situation or remember the matches they struggled to win or in which we conceded a goal at the last moment, I realize that [Low as Germany boss] no longer fit. “

The 1980 European champion and the 1990 World Cup winner added: “Things just aren’t as clear as they were in 2016 or 2018. His responses sound a bit like, ‘Leave me doing it – the rest of you have no idea! “And then this apathy on the bench, especially against Spain!

“But the faith of the supporters has been lost, and I think the DFB is underestimating that. I would like Joachim Low to get back on track – for him and for German football.”

Germany were drawn in Group F in the summer tournament, alongside France, Hungary and Portugal. They will start the competition with a match against France in Munich.


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