This Friday, the Netherlands beat France 2-0 and had real chances to qualify for the next round of the League of Nations because they now have only to defeat Germany to take the lead in Group 1 of the competition. However, it was not the French who felt the defeat more, but the Germans, who are mathematically downgraded to League B next year.
After the match and relegation, Germany coach Joachim Löw stressed that the coaching staff and its groups of players can not be lamented, since there is no more chance of changing what happened. In addition, he highlighted what the team's main goal is for the next few years.
"This result is very bitter for us, it does not have to be different, but we have to accept that." We do not have any more chances to remain in League A of the League of Nations (next season) our focus is still clearly on Euro 2020, which we are going to qualify for and to which we want to send a very strong team. We will continue to create space for our young players and we will gradually bring them to the national team. " said the commander in an interview with the Bild newspaper.
The year of the German team is quite frustrating, having won only four of the 12 matches played, three of which were friendly matches. The only positive result in an official match was 2-1 against Sweden in the second round of Group F of the World Cup, with all three points coming just in the last game when midfielder Toni Kroos scored after a free kick .
In addition, Germany had a poor performance in the World Cup, ending the competition in the Group F light that had Mexico, South Korea and Sweden.