Lothar Matthaus regrets Joachim Low’s Germany tinkering

Joachim Low

Germany coach Joachim Low has created insecurity within the squad together with his changes of tactics and personnel, consistent with Lothar Matthaus.

Low’s side required an 84th-minute equalizer from Leon Goretzka against Hungary to book their place within the last 16 at Euro 2020, and that they will now face England at Wembley on Tuesday.

It was confirmed in March that Low, who led Germany to World Cup glory in Brazil in 2014, would go away his post after the finals.

Matthaus believes the connection between the players and Low is missing, with former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick having already been announced as his successor.

Matthaus, who featured in five World Cups and 4 European Championships, said: “I don’t have the sensation I had seven years ago when he won the planet Cup.

“I was missing the connection between himself on the bench and therefore the players on the sector. He changed numerous things. He changed one player for an additional and also the system.

“Joshua Kimmich played four positions (against Hungary). He started on the road, playing sort of a number seven. Then at the beginning of the last half, he was playing number eight.

“After 10 minutes, he was number six where (Toni) Kroos was playing before. then we had to travel beat because we would have liked a goal and he was playing within the back four as a right-back!

“OK, within the end we had a result, but how can each player feel confident generally once we are changing numerous things during a game? From the position of a player to the changes. There’s no security for the team.”

Kai Havertz

Matthaus has lavished praise on Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, likening him to former France playmaker Zinedine Zidane.

“He jogs my memory from the movement to be a touch like Zidane,” Matthaus said.

“Someone asked me ‘who from some time is analogous to Havertz?’ and that I thought he was like Zidane.

“He can score, he can pass, he’s a chic player and a quick player. I even have seen what he did the last four years in Leverkusen and what he has wiped out Chelsea, and that I think he has the standard to be one among the simplest players within the world within the future.

“Hansi Flick may be a fan of Kai Havertz, we were watching the sport together.

“He may be a type Hansi likes considerably – he’s someone who not only runs for the team and fights, he can make the difference with a pass, with movement. We like him considerably in Germany.”

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