Low: Germany Lost Everything We’ve Built

Joachim Low says Germany have lost “everything we’ve built” and deflected questions on his own future after their World Cup exit.

Germany were dumped out at the group stages by South Korea on an historic afternoon in Kazan, leaving Mexico and Sweden to progress out of Group F.

Low has guided Germany to at least the semi-finals of every tournament they have played in since he took over in 2006, including their World Cup triumph in 2014.

The 58-year-old said it was too soon to discuss whether he should be the man to lead Germany through Euro 2020 qualifying which starts later this year.

“Those past years since 2006, we’ve been in the final four, the final, or even won. But this time round we have to say we didn’t put in a performance like normal. We have to accept that. The disappointment of being eliminated is huge.

“Where do we go from here? We’ll have to go from here. It would be premature for me to say anything at this point, but we will talk calmly about it.”

Germany had been accused of arrogance after a poor build-up to the World Cup, losing to Austria and scraping past Saudi Arabia before losing their first game of the tournament to Mexico on June 17.

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