World Cup Hard to Follow, Says Germany Coach Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew said his players have not recovered from the emotional exhaustion of winning the World Cup and felt the next few months this year will be difficult for the side.

updated: September 19, 2014 12:19 IST
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Loew was assistant coach to Klinsmann in 2006 when Germany reached the WC semis.

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Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday he expects the next few months to be "incredibly hard" after their World Cup triumph in Brazil last July.

"For me, it is perfectly clear: the months leading up to the end of the year will be incredibly hard," Loew told Kicker magazine.

"We have players who are tired, affected physically and who haven't recovered emotionally after the World Cup," continued the 54-year-old.

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