The German national team manager Joachim Loew has said that he is confident that the team will not suffer any hangovers from the Euro 2012. Germany will be starting the World Cup qualifying campaign with a view of continuing their impressive run in major tournaments in recent years. They will be playing against Faroe Islands and Austria in the first two matches of the World Cup qualification. Even though they seem extremely easy matches on paper, the German national team manager reckons that it would be anything otherwise. As a result, he has called for the best performance from his players.
He has also removed any doubts lingering within the German fans that the team is still suffering from the hangover of the Euro 2012. Despite being one of the favourite teams to win the tournament, Germany suffered a shock defeat in the semi-final of the competition to Italy. Since then, there has been a lot of criticism for the manager Joachim Loew, who has failed to get Germany a major trophy despite being close on numerous occasions since the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Germany are once again the favourites to lift the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
“The players have put their disappointments behind them and there is real hunger for success. That goes for the coaching staff as well. We completed the last qualifies in a rousing manner. This time it will be more difficult, the group is very even. There won’t be any pushovers. We have to improve when we don’t have the ball. I place value on the way we develop going forward, but we must be more active off the ball and make sure we don’t give our opponents any time,” said Joachim Loew ahead of the match with Faroe Islands on September 6.