Low kontra klinsmann: no guest gifts

Low kontra klinsmann: no guest gifts

Joachim low does not want to do his former boss jurgen klinsmann a favor on his u.S. Soccer anniversary. For the final show of strength of the season in the afternoon heat of washington, the national coach set a clear goal with his second guard.

"That we face, we see relatively relaxed. But of course we both want to win," said low before the DFB team’s prestige duel against the host nation on sunday in washington.

The national coach prepared his 21-man squad for the extreme weather conditions with a unit in the midday heat (local time). Miroslav klose& sweated for just under an hour co. In the aged robert F. Kennedy memorial stadium in the blazing sun, then enough was enough. Lukas podolski, per mertesacker or even julian draxler gorged the several hundred watching fans with autographs afterwards. "It’s heib, so it’s going to be tough," predicted klose. At 14.30 o’clock local time the whistle blows.

Based on training impressions, low will change his team in five positions compared to the 4-2 win in the first game of the US tour in florida against ecuador. Newcomers to the starting eleven are klose and sven bender, who moves into midfield and displaces his twin brother lars to the right side of defense. The starting lineup includes leverkusen’s stefan reinartz and andre schurrle as well as marc-andre ter stegen. The gladbacher may start in goal. Maybe he will be replaced by ron-robert ruzbos after the break, but low did not want to "commit himself one hundred percent to that.

Klinsmann and low met for half an hour in washington on friday evening. "It was very emotional," low reported of the half-hour meeting, which was also attended by team manager oliver bierhoff and german assistant coaches hansi flick and andreas kopke. "It was simply already, that we in the round times again zusammensaben."Since august 2011, klinsmann, an american by choice, has been the head coach of the united states. "I don’t hope to cheer when germany scores a goal," joked klinsmann, who still follows the development of the DFB team closely.

"Of course, we had also wanted the rough names," said the native swabian about the second lineup of the low-team, which is conditioned by the commitments of many stars from neuer uber gotze to schweinsteiger in the champions league final and the cup final on saturday night in berlin between bayern munchen and vfb stuttgart. "But germany is envied by the whole world for its many young, good and hungry players," klinsmann said.

The 48-year-old is "relatively relaxed" about the trial of strength with his former assistant low. "In a friendly match, of course, it’s different than in a world cup match," said the u.S. Head coach. The 1990 world champion promised a team "that will be better rehearsed" than the youngest 2:4 in the test against belgium for the centennial of the american federation. "We want to stand up to them. It’s simply important to compete with good nations," said klinsmann.

Low expects game to be different than against ecuador, says "super atmosphere" in front of full house of 46,000 spectators. The focus is on miro klose: the 34-year-old’s latest goal brings him level with record-breaking goalkeeper gerd muller (68 goals). "Being on a par with the bomber was going to mean a lot to me," said klose, full of anticipation for his 127th birthday. Country match.

The DFB team was visited in washington by professional footballer bjorn werner, who is better known in the USA than most german soccer players. In april, the berlin native became the first german to be signed by a team in the first round of the nfl talent draft and now plays for the indianapolis colts. Podolski, klose, mertesacker are household names in the u.S., werner reported: "otherwise, you don’t know so many players here. It’s just the way it is: football, basketball, baseball, field hockey pay."But the connoisseur of u.S. Sports has a clear idea of how klinsmann’s duel against low will end: "i think it will be a very clear game for germany, something like 3:0, 4:0."