Manuel Neuer says Germany want to give manager Joachim Löw a fitting send off before he departs after this summer’s European Championship.
Löw has enjoyed success since taking over Die Mannschaft in 2006, leading them to the Euro 2008 final and winning the World Cup in 2014.
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HIs 15-year stint in charge will finally come to an end in July and ahead of Germany forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, Neuer – who has been a mainstay of the side over the past decade – said that the squad are aiming to finish the era on a high.
“I think that he has earned the right to go out on a high,” the Bayern Munich keeper said, as quoted by Sportstar. “I’ve been here since 2009. Soon I’ll be 35 years old and I have gone through plenty of ups and downs with him.
“It’s noticeable how motivated and ambitious he is because the end to his time as coach is important to him and that’s a good sign for our upcoming games over the next few days and next summer.”
During the international break, Germany have World Cup qualifiers against Iceland, Romania and North Macedonia to contend with. They will be without midfield general Toni Kroos for all of these games after the Real Madrid man was forced to withdraw through injury.
After these matches, Germany currently have one further friendly against Latvia scheduled before they kick off their Euro 2020 campaign. Their group has been christened ‘The Group of Death’, as it includes World Cup holders France, Euro 2016 winners Portugal and a talented Hungary side.
Germany will be hoping for an improvement on their 2018 World Cup display where they crashed out at the group stages after losing to both Mexico and South Korea.