Contacted for comment by Germany's main sporting tabloid, former Bundestrainer Joachim Löw defended his under-fire successor Julian Nagelsmann following Germany's failed international break.
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"Such players have the right attitude," Löw told Germany's "Sport Bild" tabloid, "German [footballing] virtues and passion are everything. Of course, that's not enough to be successful. The English and Argentines fight and hustle in the same way. We have to find tactical solutions and playful attitudes. It all begins in individual training."
Löw made certain to emphasize that he believed that the "tactical solutions" would come. The gaffer who led Germany to the 2014 World Championship has remained consistently supportive of both Bundestrainers - Nagelsmann and former assistant Hans Dieter Flick - to come after him.
"He's a young coach with good ideas and lots of experience," Löw said of Nagelsmann, "You can't judge him after four games. I'm sure he'll find the solutions."