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Joachim Löw:
Germany won't be one of the favorites at Euro 2020

By Rune Gjerulff

Teams like France, the Netherlands, England and Italy are one step ahead of Germany, according to Joachim Löw.

Joachim Löw.
Joachim Löw.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Joachim Löw doesn't believe Germany should be considered among the favorites to win Euro 2020.

'Die Mannschaft' initiated a rebuilding process after their disappointing performance at last year's World Cup, and Löw stresses there is still plenty of work to do.

"The development - individually and as a team - is not yet complete. We still need time. In a tournament, it also depends on how the players react, what the energy is like in the dressing room, whether or not there are injuries," Löw said in an interview on the German Football Association's website and added:

"We will prepare well, we want to play attractive football and of course we hope to survive the group stage. However, it's easy to forget that there are teams that have been playing together for a long time and are therefore one step ahead of us, teams like France, the Netherlands, England, Italy.

"Our team still has to develop - we suffered plenty of setbacks before we won the title in 2014. As the coach of this team though, I believe we have a great foundation with a lot of quality and we can compete for a title in the future. We won't be one of the favorites at the EURO 2020," Löw said.

'Die Mannschaft' are set to face France, Portugal and either Iceland, Bulgaria, Hungary or Romania at the group stages.

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