Germany boss Joachim Low could not hide his disappointment after his side suffered a 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Spain on Tuesday night.
Germany boss Joachim Low has admitted “everything was really bad” for his side during their 6-0 defeat to Spain on Tuesday.
Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Nations League match, while Alvaro Morata, Rodri and Mikel Oyarzabal also scored to complete the rout at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.
The result meant Low was in charge of Germany’s worst defeat in almost 90 years. It was also their worst competitive defeat ever.
Speaking to ARD after the match, Low expressed his disappointment at what he called a “pitch-black day” for the 2014 World Cup champions.
“It’s hard to explain at the moment, we had a pitch-black day when nothing worked at all,” he said.
“Everything was really bad today in every respect. You couldn’t find anything good. We wanted to be brave and play forward but nothing worked today – neither offensively or defensively.
Low continued: “After the first goal we gave up our whole concept. We opened up and the Spaniards were so good that they took advantage of it. No organisation, no proximity to the players, no communication. We gave up order and that was deadly.”
After that result, it was inevitable Low would be asked about axed trio Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.
Back in March 2019, the Germany boss announced that all three players would no longer be considered for national team selection.
Regardless, Low maintained that he will keep to his initial decision of keeping the aforementioned players away from the German squad.
“We have said that we trust the players we have,” he said when asked about the trio. “We were on a good path, but today we have seen that we are not as far along as we thought we would be.”
With the result, Spain clinched a spot in the UEFA Nations League finals, which will take place in October 2021. Germany are second in Group A4 but could end up third if Ukraine defeat Switzerland by more than two goals in their final match.