German FA backs Joachim Low; despite 6-0 thrashing by Spain
It was the team’s heaviest defeat in almost 90 years but under-pressure Low has received the vote of confidence from German Football Association president Fritz Keller.
Low has come in for the sharpest criticism of his 14 years in charge of the German team following the UEFA Nations League embarrassment in Seville.
But in a statement released by the DFB on Wednesday afternoon, which didn’t mention Low by name, Keller spoke of the hurt suffered by the team and their resolve to recover in time for next summer’s European Championship.
He said: ‘We had a black evening in Seville that hurt. The spectators at home, me, the coach, the players. I was in the dressing room after the final whistle and I felt everyone’s extreme disappointment. But also the will to correct this situation.
It came after national team director Oliver Bierhoff insisted straight after the final whistle in Spain that Low, 60, retains the ‘complete trust’ of the FA.
Low’s contract extends into 2022 but Sport1 in Germany reported there is a high chance he will step down after next year’s Euros.
He faced criticism from all angles after what was described in the German press as ‘the shame of Seville’.