Goretzka defends Low after the defeat against Macedonia

Sun 04 April 2021 | 21:32

Goretzka insists that the players should be blamed for the defeat instead of Low.



2-1 defeat against


on Wednesday, there have been suggestions about the future of Germany’s manager

Joachim Low

. Many would believe that despite Low’s confirmation on his departure after Euro 2020, there would be a change in the managerial position before the re-scheduled competition.


Leon Goretzka

, who has started all Germany’s games in the World Cup qualifying, insists that the defeat was because of the players’ performance, and no one should blame Joachim Low.

"We players are to blame for the defeat and no one else,"

he told ZDF.

"We felt a touch of euphoria in the country after beating Iceland and Romania.

"We have just got to tell ourselves now that it is behind us. You have to see that the scaffolding is becoming even more stable. In any case, that is primarily the job of the players."

Joachim Low had confirmed that he leaves his job after the rescheduled Euro 2020 but considering their defeat against Macedonia that was their second defeat in their last four matches, he can be replaced even before that.

Leon Goretzka, who has been defending Germany’s manager, has been a key player for both Germany and Bayern Munich this season, but even with such in-form players, Die Mannschaft has been unable to show the expected quality recently.

source: SportMob