German legend Michael Ballack says he expected an in depth analysis of the causative factor that led to Germany’s shambolic display at the 2018 World Cup.
Germany performed below expectations at the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite parading so many stars that helped the Country win the World Cup just four years earlier.
Ballack also expressed his shock at the fact that Joachim Low was able to retain his job.
I was surprised as well as many other people that he kept his job,” Ballack told Deutsche Welle.
“For a long time he worked with the team and sometimes you should say that things don’t work anymore when you’re so long with a certain team”
“As an outsider, I wished for German football that Low had gone out on top, because when you have talented players you shouldn’t talk about other things, which was the case before the World Cup”
“You should analyse it, really, and not just say ‘we will analyse that’ when you have already made the decision to keep the coach. That’s not a real analysis”
“There should not just be one person who is making these decisions. There should be more people in the German federation and a better structure”.
“I think they can improve this for sure. But this has nothing to do with the performance on the pitch. That’s an excuse for players sometimes, but we shouldn’t forget these things”- Michael Ballack.