Joachim Loew has stated that he is extremely disappointed with the fact that Germany conceded too late goals to suffer a 2-1 defeat against United States in recent friendly. Germany were seen as overwhelming favourites to secure a victory, which would have been an ideal preparation for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers. Since winning the World Cup 2014, Germany have been on an inconsistent run of form. This form has seen them concede the top position in their group to Poland, who have a slender one-point advantage. Scotland are not too far behind and they trail Germany by just two points.

This puts the team in a precarious position and in need of a convincing win in the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar. Germany are expected to win it quite comfortably, but an ideal preparation would be to get the win over United States. This, however, has not happened after the Germans suffered a shock 3-2 defeat. Despite taking advantage in the game, they were unable to hold the position for much longer. Mario Gotze gave the team a lead in the 12th minute but they let in poor goals to lose the game. The result, though, is a huge bonus for opposition manager Jurgen Klinsmann and his men. Continue reading

Following a successful 2014 World Cup campaign, Joachim Low has decided to extend his contract as the manager of the German national side at least until 2018. In a press conference that was recently held, it was announced to the public that the 55 year old manager is going to be in charge of the German team through the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and they are aiming on winning it once more.

“It was a decision where my heart and my mind both said yes. We waited a long time for the success that we had in Brazil and we all want to experience that again. We have the prerequisites to achieve it once more.” Germany’s Joachim Low said during the press conference.

The assistant coach, Thomas Schneider as well as the goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke has also opted to extend their respective contracts until 2018 as not many changes are going to be done within the managerial staff of the German team.

Italy and Brazil are the only national sides that have been able to win successive World Cup titles but Germany wants to make it happen as Joachim Low’s squad are aiming to defend their title in the upcoming international competition. Continue reading

Germany’s national team boss Joachim Loew was presented with the most prestigious award for any coach during a calendar year – FIFA World Coach of the Year – for his ability to lead Germany to World Cup success in Brazil.

Germany became the first team from Europe to win a major tournament in South America. They managed to get some impressive results along the way, but the 7-1 thrashing of Brazil still stands out from the crowd.Loew said after emerging successful that he expected Germany to dominate the international stage for at least 10 more years since they had a very young squad. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger branded his players as naive after they failed to take most of the chances against Manchester United and ended up losing the game 2-1. Arsenal enjoyed the better of chances throughout the 90 minutes, while United had only two shots on target.

However, goals from Wayne Rooney and an own goal from Kieran Gibbs meant that Arsenal once again ended up being disappointed in the match. Their recent record against Manchester United has been extremely poor, but Arsenal set out to change this from the start.

The likes of Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck had numerous opportunities to put the home team in front. As witnessed numerous times, Arsenal failed to convert their chances and lost the game on the counter-attack. This was the third match without a win in all competitions for the gunners. It has put them eighth in the table. This defeat raised more questions about Arsene Wenger’s ability to get Arsenal back to the elite level. The manager signed a new three-year contract after helping the club in the FA Cup in the summer, but they have managed only four wins this campaign. Such poor run of form threatens to cost a top four place, which has been the foundation for Arsenal in the last decade.

“It’s a game that we dominated for 80% of the time and we haven’t dominated a game like that against Manchester United for a long time. At the end of the day we were not efficient enough in the final third, defensively, and we made a mistake at the back which they took advantage of. That’s the story of the game. We had plenty of chances and their goalkeeper is man of the match. That tells you the story. But defensively we were a bit naïve,” said Wenger, who continues to miss Mesut Ozil.