Germany must 'reinvent' themselves – Low

Despite their World Cup win in the summer, the coach believes his team must improve in several areas if they are to continue their success into Euro 2016


Joachim Low believes Germany have to “reinvent” in some areas of the team if they are to follow up their World Cup win with Euro 2016 glory.

An incredible 7-1 win over Brazil in the semi-final was followed up by a 1-0 extra-time victory over Argentina as Die Mannschaft went on to lift the world crown in the summer.

The Germans are already one of the favourites to win Euro 2016, but Low insists they cannot expect to have any chance if they do not progress further.

“Now we are at our peak,” he told the German Press Agency. “We are world champions and No.1 in the world rankings.

“We must keep this good base, but we also have to find new solutions. Our competitors are also developing further.

“The goal is to build on our success at the World Cup in 2016. Now, going forward, we need to reinvent ourselves in some areas. That’s the objective.”

The 54-year-old also heaped praise upon captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, stating he is a “true leader”.

“I have great faith in Basti as team captain,” he added. “He is a great strategist in midfield. He has matured into a true leader.

“Especially in the World Cup final you could see that he was everywhere and has worked endlessly. Just at the crucial and important phases, he stepped up immensely with all of his strength and experience.”

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