"Yes, I had to put across my point. But there was only one thing that needed discussing - clinical finishing"
Andre Schürrle 28', 65', 71', Max Kruse 47', 81', Ilkay Gündogan 51', Karim Bellarabi 57'
Jogi and Germany 'nail' it in the second-half to go into the summer holidays in second place in Group D, after a hat-trick from Andre Schürrle and three assists from Mesut Ozil earn Jogi's his second-largest ever margin of victory.
"There was only one topic at half time: converting our chances. I was clear on that," Low said. "We weren't happy with the first half, especially because we were missing chances.After the break we were probing and clinical.""We weren't happy with the first half because we weren't taking our chances. After the break we pushed a bit more and made the most of them. Gibraltar had nothing to lose but we should really have scored three or four goals before the break. We need to pick up more points in the autumn in order to reach the tournament." - from dfb.de
Asked if he had to raise his voice at half-time, he said "Yes, I had to put across my point. But there was only one thing that needed discussing - clinical finishing. I wasn't able to accuse any player of a lack of dedication. But the chances that we left out, were bordering arrogance. That's why I told my players that I wanted to see some goals in the second half."
Jogi confirmed that Mario Götze, who had to be substituted in the first-half, was not badly injured, "Mario took a knock to one of his thighs. There's bruising, but no tear and no serious muscle damage," he confirmed on German television network RTL. "It's just a bruise - he was simply unable to move.
Talking of the young players given their chances this time around, he said "There were a few players who were able to show their qualities. Patrick Herrmann showed a strong performance in the first half against the United States and Antonio Rüdiger had a good game in his first appearance at centre back. I was very pleased with the performance of Jonas Hector in both games. He's very to-the point, humble, makes few mistakes and takes on tactical instructions well."
Looking back on Germany's season, he said it was a difficult year, but that was to be expected. He said several players had injury problems or struggled for form, but that he always knew they could face those type of issuees. Germany weren't as confident as in previous years, he agreed, but felt sure they team would be back on track after they have taken a break.
As for an upheaval in the national team, he said he would wait and see what is right for each individual player, and there is no pressure to make final decisions. However the clear intention is to introduce new young players into the team. He spoke of seeing how the U21 side perform at the Euros, and cited the 2009 U21 squad as an example as to how they can then move up to senior level, many of that side then forming the squad in South Africa and beyond. He called their policy a "medium term" one and pointed out there are now several players over 30 in his squad.
Roman Weidenfeller; Sebastian Rudy, Jerome Boateng, Jonas Hector; Karim Bellarabi, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ilkay Gündogan (Sami Khedira), Patrik Herrmann (Lukas Podolski); Mesut Özil, Mario Götze (Max Kruse), Andre Schürrle
Jogi sent out an attacking line-up for the match. As expected, Roman Weidenfeller was given his competitive debut. Jerome Boateng returned in the middle of a three-man defence.
Training, Faro, 12 June 2015
Tag Zwei in Faro
Jogi explained there were not to be widespread changes for the match against Gibraltar, the main ones being Roman Weidenfeller to be in goal, the intention to be that both he and Ron-Robert Zieler took one game each. Kevin Trapp will therefore move up in case anything happens to the keepers. Jerome Boateng, as expected, will return in defence.
Ahead of Saturday's qualifier with Gibraltar, Low said: "We have to reinvent ourselves in some areas.Joachim Löw wants Germany to go for goals against Gibraltar
"We want to score a few goals. The sooner we score, the better it is," Low said. "But these games [against smaller nations] are not about the result for me, but rather about the manner of our performance."On other members of his squad:
Ilkay Gundogan: "I saw him often during the second half of the season and played a few good balls. But he's missing the consistency he played with before his injury. I was surprised how good he is with the ball during team training and how good his positional play already is again. He was superb before his injury and was a terrific presence in midfield. Then after five or six months out, it's still a bit early, but he'll find a way back in the coming months."
Sami Khedira and his recent move to Juventus: "I welcome the move. He would certainly have done well in the Bundesliga, but Juventus is good."
Löw bringt Weidenfeller offenbar zum letzten Mal
Für einen Tag muss Löw nach Khediras Pfeife tanzen
Joachim Löw: "There'll be one or two changes" - summary of the press conference.
"We're not here to go on holiday" :Skhodran Mustafi) - as dw.de features the team's luxury hotel on the holiday coast of the Algarve
"It's important not to push the players too hard here," he [Jogi] explains. "They need to have their energy at top levels for the game. The final training will be short too."As for Jogi's schedule over the next few weeks. He is looking forward to taking a holiday, but will also be watching some of the U21 games. The coaching team will meet up again at the end of July.
Bundestrainer findet klare Worte: Löw im Interview: Darum soll Götze beim FC Bayern bleiben - 12 June 2015
A new interview with Jogi where he talks about Mario Götze and the squad decisions he will have to make after the summer break.
Joachim Low backs Mario Gotze to overcome Bayern Munich difficulties
Germany coach Joachim Low has urged Mario Gotze to battle through his crisis at Bayern Munich, telling Express: "I don't see a hero in freefall."
The Germany international midfielder has been criticised in the media, while Bayern honorary president Franz Beckenbauer urged him to grow up.
Earlier this week, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was evasive when Sport Bild asked him whether the club would negotiate with potential buyers for Gotze.
But Low urged the player, who scored the winner in the World Cup final, to stay with the Bundesliga champions.
"At Bayern, you have to reckon that you won't be a permanent starter," he explained. "Mario has to try to break through at Bayern. He will do just that because he is an extraordinary player.
"I don't see a hero in freefall. After the first half of the season, everyone said that he coped with the World Cup really well. It's clear that you have to pay the price for the loss of energy [following the Brazil tournament]."
He praised Gotze as "a football player with a great attitude to work... with a special gift."
But he added: "He is still young. That means that he has no reached the end of his development yet."
Ankunft in Faro - 11 June 2015
Jogi is mobbed as the team leave their Cologne hotel to travel to Faro.
Löw looking forward to mid-year break
"We will show a good performance against Gibraltar and take the three points home with us. I'm fully convinced of this. Then we can sit back and enjoy the summer break. It's completely normal for players to feel tired or strained after a long and busy season. But we must and will keep the tension high one more time this season on Saturday." from dfb.de - 11 June 2015
"We won't underestimate them [Gibraltar]; we haven't forgotten the game in Nuremberg. They were compact and made life difficult for us. I expect the players to take the game seriously. We want all three points." from dfb.de - 26 May 2015
Full squad news in advance of the two June internationals can be found on my USA page
The match is to be played in Faro, Portugal, as Gibraltar do not have a home stadium that meets UEFA requirements.
Last updated 15 June 2015