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Joachim Löw Believes Turkey Belong To The European Elite, 8 October 2010
Löw wary of Dark Horses Turkey, 7 October 2010
"The Turks are rested, they did not play at the 2010 World Cup and have had more time for preparation. Turkey is like Mainz," Löw told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
"We feel that our players are still below their potential after the World Cup," admitted Löw, pictured left at the team's final pre-match training session in Berlin.
Germany coach Joachim Löw called Thursday for his players to show the dominance they displayed at the World Cup when they take on Turkey in an Euro 2012 qualifier.Löw said he was also hoping Friday's encounter between Group A's top two teams in Berlin will be played in a spirit of fairness both on and off the pitch.
'We want to show the dominance we had at the World Cup and to shine on the pitch,' Löw said.
Löw, who has coaching experience in Turkey, said he appreciated the friendliness, hospitality and 'positive fanaticism' of the Turkish people. 'Despite both sides' sporting ambitions I do have one great wish - and that is that fair play is the dominant factor on the pitch and in the stands, and that we can all enjoy a peaceful football evening,' he said. from MandC News
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Press Conference, Berlin, 7 October 2010
Coach Joachim Löw has revealed his candidates to replace injured midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger,"[Toni] Kroos, [Christian] Traesch or [Thomas] Mueller," he said when asked who are the candidates to start in place of the Bayern Munich man. Of the three, only Traesch has consistently played a holding role at club level, and Mueller is completely inexperienced in the position.
Löw also clarified that skipper Philipp Lahm will always play at right-back, and added that Jerome Boateng and Heiko Westermann will be primarily used in the centre, leaving the left-back slot up for grabs."Both players may occasionally be used on the outside, but we want a different permanent solution," he said.However, it appears that Löw has chosen Holger Badstuber to partner Per Mertesacker in central defence."In the last few months, Badstuber has given me a very good impression," Löw added. from Goal.com
"I think it is strategy and tactics that are more important in this game rather than what formation you will start with," said Löw who also played down the importance of Arda Turan''s injury absence for Turkey.
"It is painful for Turkey but they are not weakened by this absence," said Löw, who expects a fiery atmosphere in Berlin''s Olympic stadium with more than 35,000 Turkey fans in the stands."We are prepared for this occasion. We know there will be many Turkish fans in the stadium and we will be ready to feel the loud support for the Turkish team when we come on to the pitch. We are aware of this challenge but I am optimistic," he said. from Eurosport.yahoo.com
Löw: "Die Gastfreundschaft war überwältigend"
Jogi writes on the dfb.de website of his time in Turkey as a club coach with Fenerbahçe in 1998/99 (he also had a brief spell with Adanaspor). He spoke of the extraordinary fanaticism from the supporters, and the friendliness of the people, saying that staying in Istanbul was an experience he did not want to miss, either as a coach or a person.