GERMANY 0 - 1 DENMARK

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Duisburg
Friendly

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Goalscorer:
Denmark - Nicklas Bendtner 61'

Jogi suffers his first defeat in charge of the German team, but had chosen this friendly as the opportunity to try out some new faces in the side.

Match Reports - 28/29 March 2007
Denmark End Joachim Löw's Unbeaten Run As Trainer

"There were a lot of young players out there". Löw commented after the game, adding that the experience was very important for their development. "One day they will have to replace Frings, Ballack or Klose. We took the risk that we might lose the game, but it was great experience for the youngsters"
Germany's Löw insists experiment was right
"We always said that we were going to use this game to give the younger players a chance and that's exactly what we did," said Löw.
"We have got to know a bit more about the players were with us. We played well in the first half, but we fell away in the second-half.
The Danes played well as a unit and deservedly won. But this young side was only playing together for the first time today and the game was important for the future of the squad."
Youth experiment backfires for Germany
"The defeat doesn't matter," insisted Löw. "We wanted to give a chance to young players. This was just about finding out about certain players.We just didn't have enough experience but we worked hard and competed for every ball."

Jogi appeared on "Wetten, dass?" on 31 March 2007
See a clip of him dancing with Thomas Gottschalk on my youtube channel!

Match report from soccernet.espn

Video of the winning goal from Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner

The match is interrupted due to sprinkler problems !


Joachim Löw: "Sehr wichtige Erfahrungen für junge Spieler" - in this interview with dfb.de, Jogi was unconcerned by the loss of his unbeaten record as coach, saying it was more important to develop young players. When asked about the criticism from Danish coach Morten Olsen, he said the idea was not to satisfy other coaches, and that they had nothing to reproach themselves. He did not understand some of the boos from the crowd, also saying that you cannot be seen to nurture the next generation and then be bitterly disappointed if you lose. - 29 March 2007

Löw to blood youngsters much to Denmark's chagrin
Danes slam arrogant Germany - 28 March 2007

Denmark coach criticises German team selection - 27 March 2011

German coach Löw rings changes for Danes' visit - 25 March 2007
"It's all about giving other players their opportunity," said Löw."Saturday's game was an important and hard fought win for us. The team played well as a unit and put together some intelligent phases of play, but we need to look at other options with a view to the future."
(On Kevin Kuranyi, who returned to the side last month)  "Kuranyi has proved that he is in a good vein of form and is scoring some good goals", said Löw, "it's nice to have some options up front."

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