Löw: 'We didn't deserve to go through'
After Germany's disappointing 0-2 loss to Korea Republic, Joachim Löw said his team didn't deserve to go through.
The reigning German world champions were surprisingly eliminated at the World Cup group stages as they were beaten 2-0 by Korea Republic today.
|Joachim Löw.||Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0|
After the defeat, German coach Joachim Löw admitted that he didn't think his team deserved to advance to the round of 16.
"It's hard to find a valid excuse at the moment. Congratulations to both teams who made it through (Sweden and Mexico). We didn't deserve to become world champions, and we didn't deserve to go through," Löw said at a press conference after the game according to German media.
Löw, who has been Germany's national team coach since 2006, extended his contract until 2022 in May. But after today's defeat, he admitted that he doesn't know if he'll continue in the job.
"I have to question myself. It's my responsibility, and I'll take it. We'll wait and see," he said.
However, Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German Football Association, was quick to assure that there is still trust in Löw.
"The considerations that led us to extend the contract with Löw until 2022 are still valid," he told ZDF.