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Loew to stay on as Germany coach despite 6-0 loss to Spain, says Bierhoff

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    Reuters

Berlin, Germany   /   Wed, November 18, 2020   /   01:55 pm
Loew to stay on as Germany coach despite 6-0 loss to Spain, says Bierhoff Germany's coach Joachim Loew waits for the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament final draw at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1, 2017. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15, 2018 in 11 Russian cities. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

Germany coach Joachim Loew is not in danger of losing his job after they were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in their final Nations League group match on Tuesday, national team director Oliver Bierhoff has said.

Germany suffered their worst defeat in a competitive game as Spain ran riot and a shell-shocked Loew was at a loss to explain his side's capitulation in Seville which prevented their qualification for the Nations League semi-finals.

Germany have hit a rough patch this year, winning only three of their last eight matches, but Bierhoff said Loew would remain in charge at least until the Euros next year.

When asked if Loew would remain the coach until next year's Euros, Bierhoff told ARD TV: "Absolutely, yes. This game changes nothing. We still trust Joachim Loew, no doubt about that.

"With the national team, you have to think and analyse from tournament to tournament. We want to achieve the maximum at next year's Euros."

The Euros were originally scheduled for June-July this year but the tournament was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Germany needed only a draw to progress to the Nations League semi-finals but the result ensured Spain advanced as the top ranked team in the group.