With his Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal contingent missing due to domestic Cup Finals at the weekend, Jogi had on show a record-breaking number of debutants. After just one single training session together, he was delighted with their performance.
Makeshift Germany held by Poland - from bundesliga.com
"We had a lot of newcomers tonight," Löw said. "When you have one or two they are helped by more experienced players. But they still did really well, were well organised and disciplined."A dozen debuts but no goals in Germany Poland futurology friendly
"It was fun," he said after the match. "We were well organised and played properly. Even without the goals, it was an entertaining game."Löw satisfied after Poland stalemate
Löw ignores boos as young German side held
"I didn't hear any whistling at the end, but besides the fans got a good performance from a young side and should be happy with that," said the 54-year-old Löw.Bundestrainer Löw ist zufrieden "Die Pfiffe kamen von den Polen" a post-match interview with Jogi
He expressed his pleasure at the performance of his young team, saying they had implemented much of what had been discussed beforehand and had given him many insights for the World Cup and the future. The match was cleary not a World Cup 'opener', but a match played under a different perspective. He spoke of Max Meyer's good ball control in attacking midfield and sympathised with Kevin Volland and the lack of chances that went his way. Julian Draxler deserved his chance as captain "We know what qualities and potential he has."
Jogi explained that the final decisions on who is going to be World Cup will be made after the South Tyrol training camp, the games against the U20's, and the Cameroon fixture. "We will try to fill all positions twice. The team must be balanced. It is important that there is competition. I want to see the players fighting for World Cup tickets. I'll take my time to nominate the final squad."
Asked about the whistles heard during the game, Jogi insisted that they came from the Poland side. " I did not hear any whistles. I do believe that the public feel good about this young team and were satisfied. I can not imagine anything else."
Löws rätselhafter Abend - even at the final whistle, the evening is far from over for Jogi.
The following morning, Jogi called up Christoph Kramer to his 27-man squad for the South Tyrol training camp. "Christoph has left an excellent impression in training and in the game itself."
Ron-Robert Zieler (Marc-Andre ter Stegen), Antonio Rüdiger (Benedikt Höwedes), Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter, Oliver Sorg (Christian Günter), Sebastian Rudy, Christoph Kramer, Leon Goretzka (Andre Hahn), Max Meyer (Maximilian Arnold), Julian Draxler, Kevin Volland (Sebastian Jung)
A new interview with tv.dfb.de - 13 May 2014
"I believe we will see an entertaining game tonight," he said. "Compared to their peers ten years ago the young players of 19 or 20 years have much more. They are excellently skilled in technique and tactics." and called it a good opportunity to see the players moving up to international football. - from dfb.de
Joachim Löw: "Jungen Spielern eine Chance geben" - an interview with zdf.de.
Germany vs Poland: More useful to Löw than you might think - dw analyse the match and what it may mean to the players involved.
Abschlusstraining in Hamburg - Monday's training session in Hamburg
The squad arrive in Hamburg - from SAT1 News
Ankunft und Fotoshooting in Hamburg - from tv.dfb.de
International Friendly Preview: Germany v Poland - 11 May 2014
"There are a few players missing but there's no emergency," said Löw."Kein nationaler Fußball-Notstand": Löw bittet um Milde
In the build-up to the Poland game, Jogi has asked for "a little less fuss" from the media in the reporting of the game. "The result is not the deciding factor" he added, stressing the youth of the players and that they were prospects for the future. "The young players will feel the atmosphere and introduce themselves on the stage."
At the same press conference as Jogi announced his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup, a separate squad was revealed for the Poland friendly, taking into account the numerous absentees. - 8 May 2014
On dfb.de, Joachim Löw said "It is clear that the team that takes to the field in Hamburg will not be the team that competes for the World Title in Brazil" and spoke of the upcoming club commitments prevening players taking part on this occasion. "Every international game is of importance to us, against Poland it is about perspectives for the future. We want to look beyond the World Cup in Brazil. Several players may become leading figures in upcoming tournaments for the national team". 8 May 2014
Calling the Poland game "das Spiel der jungen Gesichter", he said the Poland game will give the new players a chance to show themselves on the international stage. from n-tv
Pokalfinale: Löw fehlt halber Kader -
18 WM-Kandidaten fehlen - 17 April 2014
Last updated 20 May 2014