Joachim Löw, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was in attendance at the Chinese German Football Summer Camp at Stadion am Wurfplatz, Berlin, 5 July 2017.
Bild Sport Interview, 5 July 2017
A lengthy interview with Jogi has been published in Bild Sport, with the headline featuring the app used by the management team at the Confederations Cup.
Excerpts have appeared online:
Germany's Joachim Löw: There's still hope for injured Reus, Sane, Gündogan
Germany coach Joachim Low has handed fresh hope to players such as Marco Reus, Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gündogan, who all were unable to take part in the Confederations Cup due to injury.
Löw told Sport Bild: "Julian Draxler took part in the 2014 and 2016 tournaments, and especially at the Euros showed good performances. Marco, on the other hand, missed them through injuries. Ahead of the Confederations Cup, he told me that the 2018 World Cup is his big goal. I hope he achieves it because Marco Reus is an extraordinary player."
Reus' former Dortmund teammate and current Manchester City midfielder Gündogan also missed tournaments through injury, and Löw said that he hopes he "can play a season until the end" and "if that's the case he'd be a great fit for the 2018 World Cup."
Sane underwent surgery on his nose instead of playing in Russia this summer, and while regretting that he was not part of the squad, Löw said that "at Manchester City he has that certain pressure I wanted to put on the players at the Confederations Cup."
"Leroy has taken a very good development in the last nine months," he added. "And thus in his case I don't necessarily regard the withdrawal as a disadvantage."
Emre Can, another Premier League player, took part in the Confederations Cup but faces stiff competition from Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos to feature regularly.
Löw said: "Emre is a bit like Sami. He's good in the direct duels, has a physical presence on the field. Emre can also join the attack. He hasn't been a central figure in the national team so far, but he's definitely made a step forward in our perception. Independent of Sami, Emre is a player like we want them."
Commenting on Germany's squad depth and a possible selection dilemma ahead of next summer, Löw said: "I hope that I will face a difficult decision prior to the World Cup in Russia. But a lot can happen in a year, and I've experienced that often enough."
I hope to upload a full transcription of the article later.
With thanks to Susanne
Germany arrive back at Frankfurt airport sporting their 'Champions' T-shirts, 3 July 2017
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2017 marks our EIGHTH year!!!
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