Germany manager Joachim Löw is entering the twilight of his tenure with Die Mannschaft and the 61-year-old tactician knows that his squad needed some momentum heading in the the European Championships this summer.
With FIFA’s World Cup Qualifiers, Löw has the perfect environment to get his team in order — and that is exactly what happened against Iceland.
“After the long break, I have a great need to show that we are better than against Spain,” said Löw to RTL (as captured by Sport Bild).
Germany was, indeed, better than it was against Spain. In fact, the Germans were a dominant force from the outset and raced away from Iceland for a 3-0 victory. The win gave Löw some hope that things are on the upswing.
“I’m satisfied for the most part. We started the game very energetically and dynamically and wanted to make a statement right away,” Löw said (as captured by the DFB). “The team went into the game with the right attitude. In the second half, we played too many passes to the back and missed some moments to pick up the pace again.”
With matches against Romania and North Macedonia looming, Löw will push his squad to be even better.
“I still see room for improvement in our game,” said Löw.