Germany's first match after their World Cup catastrophe saw a more spirited and determined performance as they drew 0-0 with world champions France in the new UEFA Nations League.
With the spotlight firmly on him, Joachim Löw reverted to an old trick against world champions France. For the most part it worked, but he’ll need something more if this is to feel new, says DW’s Matt Pearson.
Joachim Löw's side kept a clean sheet against World Cup champions France, but struggled to create much in attack. Matthias Ginter and Joshua Kimmich shone in their new roles.
Much of the fallout from Germany's early World Cup exit has centered around off-pitch woes. But their shambolic on-pitch displays are not forgotten. Here's where they must improve, starting on Thursday night.
After the failure, the acceptance and the introspection comes an effort to move on. Joachim Löw and his Germany players now turn their attentions to the new UEFA Nations League and attempt to focus only on the future.
Germany return to action following their World Cup humiliation with their Nations League debut against world champions France. They'll be out to show that sticking with coach Joachim Löw was the right decision.
While other prominent figures have spoken out on issues such as discrimination and right-wing extremism in Germany, the country's number one sport has been conspicuous by its absence, says DW's Matt Ford.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has conceded that mistakes that he made were partially responsible for the national team's failure at the World Cup. He said it had been "almost arrogant" of him to refuse to change tactics.
Joachim Löw has been Germany's head coach for almost 12 years. The 58-year-old is set to continue in that role, despite the national team's disappointing showing in Russia. This wasn't the first setback of his career.
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