“Sinking”, “wrecking ball”, “destroyed” and other phrases used by the German press to criticize the performance of his team against Spain in their last game of the year
The German press refers this Wednesday to the defeat of its national team against Spain in the League of Nations as a “debacle” and “historic disaster” and puts on the table the departure of the coach, Joachim Löw.
The defeat of the national team in Seville by a bulky 6-0, the worst humiliation of the German team since the previous phase of the 1954 World Cup, has been widely reported by the specialized and general press of the country.
“Debate to close the year”, headlines the sports daily “Kicker”, which speaks of “sinking”. “Germany was overwhelmed by an unleashed Red Fury and lost 6-0. A huge failure for Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, coach Joachim Löw and company to close the year of international matches 2020,” he adds.
The weekly “Der Spiegel” compares the Spanish team to a “wrecking ball” that “destroyed” the German team and “everything built since the 2018 World Cup.” “The defense was not understood with the wings, the attack hardly had opportunities: Germany lived a black day against Spain and gave away the qualification for the final in 2021,” he indicates.
Bild calls the event a “historical disaster”, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” affects the “debacle” with a “Humiliation instead of head of the group” and the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” describes the encounter as a “disaster” and considers that the team has hit “bottom” and lacks leadership.
Beyond the qualifiers, most of the media coincide in questioning the coach, in charge of the German bench since 2006, despite being the same one that led them to win the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.
“Löw and the pile of broken glass” graphically headlines the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, who believes that the coach is “touched”.
“Bild” considers the defeat to be the “‘Jogi’ disaster,” the nickname by which the coach is affectionately known in Germany, who he says is now “reeling”. His head of Sports, Matthias Brügelmann, goes further and demands Löw to offer his resignation.