Germany’s outgoing coach, Joachim Low, has admitted that his national team 2-0 defeat against England in the final of Euro 2020 was extremely disappointing, as, as he said, his boys failed to use the opportunities.
Two late goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane on Tuesday at Wembley took England to the quarter-finals and ended Low’s 15-year era at the helm of the German national team.
The Germans have themselves to blame for their failure, as Thomas Muller failed to score the only goal in front of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford nine minutes before the end of the match, hitting the ball outside the gate when England were winning 1-0.
Low admitted that England were simply a better team than his Germany.
“It is a great disappointment. The players are upset. The dressing room was gripped by calm. In a match like this, it is important to use all the scoring opportunities, which we did not do either with Timo Werner or Thomas Muller “, said Low.
“I do not blame anyone, normally Muller would have scored from that case. It is unusual that he did not succeed, but these things happen,” he added.
Low, will leave the German national team this summer and will be replaced by Hansi Flick, the former Bayern Munich coach.