After the defeat against France .. Loew refuses to slaughter Hummels
Germany coach Joachim Loew commented on his team’s fall for the first time in its history in its opening match of the European Cup 2020, at the hands of France 0-1, Tuesday. “It was a difficult match, we fought to the end, and I can’t blame the team, because we gave everything,” Loew told Sky Sport Germany. The German coach criticized his team for the lack of effectiveness in the last third and the inability to penetrate the opponent’s defense, adding: “We did not do enough in this aspect.” The “Rooster” defeated “Mannschaft” 1-0, after the veteran German defender, Mats Hummels, scored an own goal by his team, at the end of the first round of Group F competitions, Euro 2020, postponed for this year. The 61-year-old refused to blame Hummels for his own reverse goal, saying it was “difficult for him to handle that ball”. The German coach confirmed that his team tried to penetrate from both sides through the duo Ruben Gossens and Joshua Kimmich, who made clear offensive efforts. He concluded: “We were aware of the extent of France’s excellence in the rebounds, so we could not stop all the attacks, and we will work tomorrow on some details, to remedy any problem. We still have a chance to correct things, after this disappointing result.” With this victory, the French team collected the three points of the match and finished second in Group F, with a goal difference from the leaders, Portugal, who beat Hungary 3-0 earlier today.