The German national team manager Joachim Loew has said that he made a few mistakes in the recent 4-4 draw with Sweden. This has to be one of the most amazing matches in recent times after the German national team managed a 4-0 scoreline going into the second half. It appeared that they would coast to victory in the World Cup qualifying campaign. They are coming into this match on the back of three consecutive victories, but Sweden produced an amazing comeback in the second half – mainly inspired by the PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and managed to draw the match 4-4.
Many have said that even though this is a draw, it feels like a defeat due to the nature of the match. This has increased the pressure on the manager Joachim Loew, who was already criticised following a poor performance by Germany in the final stages of a major competition. Rather than blame others for the defeat, the former assistant manager has taken the blame by saying that he made a few mistakes in the match. He has also said that he never saw the game turning around in the manner that it did. He has said that have altered things be sending a defensive midfielder, but it was too late.
“Of course I can, absolutely. I also couldn’t believe the game was turning. Maybe I could have sent out a signal by making a substitution, with a defensive man who could have provided some relief to the team. I had also not experienced something like this in 20 years. I will also learn from this. Our players had the feeling of certain victory and didn’t imagine it would come down to such a situation,” said Joachim Loew, whose team will face the Netherlands and France in friendly matches after this match.