Löw looks to challenge ahead - 15 October 2007
"Now we can start making plans," said Löw, whose team reached their objective with a national-record 237 days to spare. "It is good to have avoided any drama. It can be stressful if you have to wait to the end to qualify."
Match reports - 13/14 October 2007
Löw happy as Dublin draw sees Germany into Euro 2008
"We are pleased to secure qualification and the team deserves praise," said Germany's head coach Löw.Löw's delight as Germany prepare for Euro 2008 party
"We set ourselves some high goals after last year's World Cup and the team have never waivered from our objectives," said Löw.Germany relax after booking place in finals
"It's good for the team that the pressure is now off and it won't be nerve-racking right up to the final match, as was the case often enough in the past,' coach Joachim Löw was quoted as saying on the German federation's website on Sunday.Joachim Löw: "Haben auf allen Positionen einen Wettbewerb"
The full post-match interview on the dfb.de website. Jogi also talks of the team having gone full circle from their first qualifying win against Ireland to now qualifying, with a good points tally and a great goal difference. He speaks of making plans now the team have qualified, and, when asked about Jens Lehmann's second yellow card, speaks of his otherwise 'impeccable' performance.
Löw to keep faith with Lehmann - 12 October 2011
Germany will be guaranteed a place at the finals with a draw - with three games remaining.Germany coach Joachim Loew however warned that this doesn't mean the match at Croke Park will in fact be a walk in the park, calling for a big effort from his players.Germany close in on final's goal - match preview from UEFA.com
In addition, Löw regards his role as more than just a head coach. He recently criticised Bundesliga clubs for outdated coaching techniques and he wants to push German football in fresh directions. "Look at Barcelona, they always practise the seemingly simple stuff: low passes, precise passes, creating openings - simple but effective things," he said. "We can improve on this in Germany. We are not at the level many think we are."German coach tells Lehmann: start for Arsenal or switch clubs
"Jens thinks that he will be playing again for Arsenal soon. He's confident about that, but if his situation does not change in due course we have to talk," said Löw. "What is due course? I think December. For the European Championships we need a goalkeeper with match practice."Blow to Germany as three midfielders are out - 11 October 2007
Tim Borowski of Werder Bremen has a back injury, Bernd Schneider a knee injury and Roberto Hilbert of Stuttgart has a painful ankle, the team's general manager Oliver Bierhoff said yesterday.
Press Conference, Frankfurt, 5 October 2007
More details from the press conference on the DFB website where Jogi talks of his desire to qualify for Euro 2008 as soon as possible and (rightly!) adds "Ich glaube, so früh hätte sich eine deutsche Auswahl noch nie qualifiziert."
Kiessling joins German contingent - Full squad details at uefa.com - 5 October 2007
As well as the announcement of the squad for the next two games against Ireland and the Czech Republic, the Frankfurt press conference on 5 October 2007 also marked the publication of the DFB book 'Leidenschaft am Ball - 100 Jahre deutsche Länderspiele 1908-2008'. Jogi poses with publisher Stefan Postler.
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