Interviewer: Joachim Löw, the coach of Germany, thanks for stopping. We are two months on from the World Cup. When you lost to South Korea in Kazan, I was there in the stadium, what were the feelings that you had, because, going out in the Group stages, is what happens to other teams, not Germany.
Joachim Löw: Yeah, we were disappointed too much, of course.
Was there shock?
Yeah, a little bit in the first moment, there was a shock, but, yeah, we had not the performance during the three matches we had and, yeah, so that's football and, yeah, we have to learn from that. We have to accept and then going on.
On Sunday you said that some of your players lacked hunger and passion when it came to the World Cup. Does that mean that you pick new players or can you re-motivate them again.
We are re-motivating, of course. We spoke about that in September when we met each other and, yeah, we were four years at the top level. 2014 we won the World Cup, 2017 the Confederations Cup and so if you want to win the World Cup again everything has to be perfect and for this time we missed a little bit our emotions a little bit, the fire some players they had not there their top level. Okay, we have to accept our result in summer but we are looking forward for the next months because we know we have a good team, motivated players and we will come back again.
It's a big challenge for you, isn't it?
Ja, it's a challenge. It's always a challenge in Germany when you go to a tournament, everybody expected that you win this tournament, but we had very very good way the last ten years, twelve years, and so for this time it was bad, but we are sure for the future we will be better.
A lot of observers said afterwards that Leroy Sane's pace might have helped the team, do you regret not picking him for the World Cup?
It was a decision at that time but of course I know that Sane he has a very good future. He has a very good speed, but he has also to grow and he was last year very good but I took another decision in the summer, but now he came back again with a lot of motivation and I hope that we will perform the next months and the next years for Germany. He is 21, 22 and you see also Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, the best time they had 26, 27, 28, 29, so we will see. But he has a very good quality.
Just before the World Cup you signed a new contract to take you through to the 2022 World Cup, but have you ever had any thoughts of resigning after what happened in Russia?
Not, because Oliver Bierhoff and me, we met immediately after the World Cup, for this time we were for fourteen years responsible for the team and for the organisation in this federation and we felt in the summer after the World Cup a lot of motivation, a lot of power, a lot of strength to continue our work and then we will see what happens the next three years. I have contract here too and we have enough motivation to continue.
Thank you for your honesty at this time. Thank you.
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