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
"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.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."
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
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."
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