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Although Germany's unbeaten run came to an end in Berlin. Jogi was pictured relaxed and smiling throughout the evening and said the match was a learning experience for his team.
"It just wasn't our day. As a result of the changes we made our link up play wasn't quite as sharp as it normally is. We found them very tough to break down when they didn't have the ball. Our body language wasn't always good enough to put up a fight against the dominance, the aura, safety and feeling of responsibility. We deserved to go behind, didn't put enough pressure on them going forward and then did not move the ball quickly enough."
"Of course, you never want to lose games like that, even when I say we have already put the result behind us. We lost, but I can still sleep easy at night. It is clear we have to work on three or four aspects quite hard. The 14-day training camp will be important for us so that we can iron out certain things."
"It was to be expected that Brazil would be highly motivated from the start.'It wasn't a good performance' - Löw laments unforced errors after Brazil loss
"It wasn't a good performance, everyone had problems. We made too many unforced errors and made Brazil stronger.On whether this could be considered Brazil's 'revenge' "If Brazilian souls have now been set free then that's absolutly okay. It was to be expected that they would go into the game more motivated, but perhaps also with a bit of fear of losing again. Therefore I hoped we would have started in a way that pushed them back a bit. But we did not make use of the space we got and we had too many players behind the ball."
Asked about his decision to play Kevin Trapp for the whole game, he replied "I said I would make the change at half time if the game allowed it. We had the feeling at half time that we should keep things as they were because there might be some uncertainty there. He did give the ball away with his feet a few times, but he was also left alone on a few occasions too. We normally have a bit more desire to play the ball out from the back."
In the post-match interview, Jogi was also asked whether he considered he now had a clear starting XI. He responding by saying "It should not be a case of just having one first XI. At a major tournament it's about making changes at the right time at that is a lot easier if players can be in an overall structure. Guys like Hummels, Özil, Müller and Khedira can direct others in difficult situations."
As to whether the last few games have been on the negative side, he replied "No I am not worried about that. Things like that do not concern me because I know how strong the team are. I know what we can do, how we can play and what type of mentality we have. So no I am not worried. In 2014 and 2010 we also lost in March and we were really poor against Chile. You can be sure of this: We will get better. In the second half there were a few positive things - we got forward better and got stuck in to more challenges. We wanted to turn the game, not lose and our body language was better. In the first half that wasn't good enough from some of them from my perspective.
Video of Post-match press conference
Kevin Trapp, Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng (Niklas Süle), Antonio Rüdiger, Marvin Plattenhardt, Leon Goretzka (Julian Brandt), Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gündogan (Timo Werner), Leroy Sane (Lars Stindl), Mario Gomez (Sandro Wagner), Julian Draxler
Jerome Boateng captained his country in his hometown of Berlin.
Grindel möchte Löw binden - 27 March 2018
More praise for Jogi, this time from Reinhard Grindel, who wants to continue their working relationship beyond his contract end, and Matthias Sammer, who describes Jogi as having "a plan, charisma, composure and sovereignty".
Löw rules out Bayern Munich
Jogi also speaks to ZDF on the World Cup, Manuel Neuer and the match against Brazil.
Joshua Kimmich: "I want to become a leader for Bayern Munich and Germany"
Abschlusstraining in Berlin
On the line-up for tomorrow Jogi revealed a few changes "Marc André ter Stegen will definitely be rested, he'd already had knee problems before so they definitely need a few days' rest. Depending on how the game unfolds, Kevin Trapp and Bernd Leno will play a half each. As for who else starts, we'll have to wait and see. Marvin Plattenhardt, Ilkay Gündogan and Leroy Sané will start, as I've already said, but whether Sami Khedira can play is doubtful - he's been having some muscle problems. He will participate in the final training session, but we won't be taking any risks. He will tell me honestly after the session whether he is able to play."
On Leroy Sané and Ilkay Gündogan: "Both have made excellent progress in Manchester - Ilkay hasn't had any major injuries since the start of the season and we all know him from the years before his injury as someone who always helped the team play nice football. Leroy Sané made the right decision in going to Manchester City - he can really show his quality in that team; he's an outstanding one-on-one player and I hope he can show this in tomorrow's game, show his unpredictability.
Asked by visiting Brazilian journalists how important that semifinal was to Germans, Löw responded: "I think it's more important in Brazil than here. Of course it was a big game for us, but it was a step on our route to the final. Concentrating on beating Brazil's arch rivals [Argentina] in the final was more important."Germany forgot about beating Brazil 7-1, says Joachim Löw
"The 7-1 plays a much bigger role for Brazil than for us," Low told a pre-match news conference.On German philosophy: "That's been another development: If everything was still how it used to be, Brazil would win every World Cup - no other country has such a high volume of individual brilliance. In Germany we've always lived off our fight, commitment and our unwavering desire to win, and we still have that, but we have needed to develop in other areas. Today, Germany stands for creativity and a clearly attack-orientated footballing philosophy."
On Brazil and their individual brilliance: "You can't compare players one-to-one; every player has his own strengths and weaknesses. Every player in Brazil's team is outstanding on the ball, but we now have players that are equally good. I think Brazil have become a team again, a team in which everyone has their role, without a single superstar enjoying his own freedom. Even Coutinho and Neymar have integrated themselves into this team philosophy. In 2014 we had a fantastic team, without creating a superstar. Everyone was strong in their position and played to their strengths - generally, a good team performance is always to be held in higher regard than individual brilliance. If top players don't integrate in a team, it will be difficult for that team to win anything."
"Both games are of great significance - they're both tests against teams at the highest level, as we saw against Spain. When you analyse the game, you see that both teams had an unbelievably good pass-completion rate, which in itself tells us an awful lot. I think the same can be said for our next opponents as well: Brazil have transformed in recent years and are back to their old strengths. We are very pleased to get oppositions like this and can learn a lot from them."
"It's desirable that players also express criticism after good games. It's always about the details, which we have to improve if we want to be successful at the World Cup." - quote thanks to Mercedes-Benz & die Mannschaft
Löw plans for Leno and Trapp to start a half each - summary of the press conference from dfb.de
Before his arrival at the press conference, both players spoke about their coach. Jerome Boateng called Jogi's tenure as Bundestrainer "a real positive - the team has been very successful with him as the manager; we've kept on developing further under him. He's a very open person; we can speak to him about anything. We all trust him and he trusts us. He has done and continues to do a fantastic job." Matthias Ginter added "Consistency in the coaching position is important. Everyone knows it in club football.To have an international head coach for 12 years is very good."
Löw für Nationalspieler eine "Vertrauensperson"
Training, Schenkendorffplatz, Berlin, 25 March 2018
Der Sonntag in Berlin - video from tv.dfb.de
Müller and Özil set to miss Brazil friendly
In his post-match interview following the Spain friendly, Joachim Löw said he intended to play Marvin Plattenhardt in Berlin. "I think that Ilkay Gündogan will play from the start, Leroy Sané too. I will definitely make three changes."
Full details and quotes on the squad selected for the March international break can be found on my Spain match page
Last updated 9 April 2018.