German national coach Joachim Löw has no time for criticism and no plans to resign after yet another embarrassment for the German national team on Saturday in an 0-3 loss to a rebuilding and youthful Amsterdam team. Speaking to ARD Radio, Löw shrugged off the criticism directed his way after that game:
Yes, obviously there is massive criticism. I tune it out as coach; I can deal with it well. If that was everything, I can stand it.
Lös batted away any suggestion that he might resign:
I’m really not entertaining any thoughts like that now. Not even after a game like that. I’ve been in the business for so long now. And I’ve also survived a few things already. I can cope with it as a coach.
DFB President Reinhard Grindel spoke with Löw by telephone and again expressed his confidence in him. Löw stated,
We have an open relationship at the DFB. If there is another solution at some point, then we’ll talk about it calmly at the right time. But that moment is definitely not here now.
Löw promised “this or that” change to the lineup that will face France on Tuesday. But whether Germany wins or loses, both Löw and the DFB have no plans to end their collaboration.