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„New era“ in the German team

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Joachim Löw is under surveillance from the first international match of the German national team this year. After the retirement of former World Champions Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, a discussion about Manuel Neuer as Number One further aggravated his situation. On Wednesday it will be friendly against Serbia, before on Sunday the start of the European Championship qualification.

With the away game against the Netherlands in Amsterdam (20.45 clock, live on ORF one) there is just a high hurdle. „Everything is geared to the match against Holland. The week is in this sign, „said Löw. „We are facing a new challenge, a new era.“ The 59-year-old wants to give the strongly rejuvenated team permanent confidence, even in the event of setbacks. A sovereign qualification for the European Championship is the clear goal: „We do not want to muddle through somehow.“

Löw will be measured from the start after the World Cup debacle and relegation in the Nations League. „That’s clear,“ he said. A predecessor sees him under great pressure. „If you are responsible, then you stand for results. If you’re CEO of a big company, then you have to show the balance sheets, you have to show the results. And if they are not true, you have to go sometime, „said Jürgen Klinsmann.

Löw carries the risk

The recent debates over the dismantling of Muller and Co. saw Löw come. He takes a „certain risk“: „I’m willing to take the risk.“ Neuer, Toni Kroos and Matthias Ginter are currently the only remaining world champion of 2014 in the 23-man squad. Neuer is the only player over 30 at the age of 32 – and by now far from uncontested.

Thus, the German honorary captain Lothar Matthäus has campaigned in a duel between Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the Barcelona goalie. „He has earned a fair chance because of his world class performances in the last two years. If performance principle, then for all, „said Matthew the“ Bild „newspaper. Löw had last confirmed that Neuer is currently the main goalkeeper of the DFB-Elf.

Who will stand against the Serbs in goal, left the team boss but open. The race against the World Cup participants will be played by Frankfurt pros Luka Jovic, Mijat Gacinovic and Filip Kostic in the VW city of Wolfsburg. The place is chosen deliberately: The car company is the new general sponsor of the German Football Association since the beginning of the year