Wembley Marks the End of Joachim Löw Career
After a career full of achievements and great titles, the German coach Joachim Löw steps from his position quietly.
The coach of the Germany national team who led it to World Cup glory in 2014 ended his career with a dismal performance and an early elimination from UEFA EURO 2020.
After Germany was eliminated from the quarter-finals, Löw will leave his role that he has held for 15 years as the head coach of the Germany national team.
EURO 2020 is the second major tournament in a row, after losing in the first round of the World Cup Russia 2018, in which the Germany national team gets early eliminated.
Löw’s era ended with a 2-0 defeat against the England national team, at Wembley stadium in London.
The performance of the Germany national team was a far cry from their great performance against the same competitor in the 2010 World Cup South Africa. They ended the match with four goals that paved the way for a distinguished generation of Germans towards the 2014 World Cup title.
Long and Explosive Era
The 61-year-old vacates his role as head coach of the Germany national team after leading the team in 198 games which is a record for the team’s coaches. During his era, Germany has won the World Cup in Brazil, and the lifted the trophy of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
However, the team lost the Europa league title to Spain after a defeat in EURO 2020.
Also, the Germany national team lost in the play-offs in 2012 and 2016.
After the early elimination in the World Cup Russia 2018, Joachim Löw failed to rebuild the team with the new players he added to the team in the last three years.
He also received severe criticism after ranking last in the group in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League in 2018.
Criticism and pressure kept mounting on Löw due to other disappointing results, especially the humiliating 6-0 loss to Spain late last year.
In addition, the team lost to North Macedonia at the end of last March in the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022. This only confirms that it is the right time for a new coach.
Löw found it difficult to talk about his time with the team amid the disappointment after the defeat at Euro 2020. He only said, “there were many positive things. We’ve improved steadily. We won the World Cup and the Confederations Cup with the young team. There were many unforgettable moments.”