Lothar Matthaus calls for Germany to TEAR UP Joachim Low’s plans and bring back Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng after country’s ‘total failure’ in 6-0 humiliation by Spain in Nations League
- Lothar Matthaus calls for Germany change following their humiliating 6-0 defeat
- Joachim Low’s men suffered their heaviest defeat in 90 years against Spain
- Germany were torn apart as Ferran Torres netted a hat-trick in Nations League tie
- Matthaus branded the team a ‘total failure’ and called for more experience
- The Germany legend insists Hummels, Boateng and Muller should be reinstated
Lothar Matthaus has branded Germany‘s 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Spain as a ‘total failure’ and has called for a major rethink surrounding Joachim Low‘s plans with the national team.
Tuesday night’s result was Germany’s worst defeat since 1931, ensuring that the home side progressed to the Nations League finals next year at their expense.
Even with Manuel Neuer in goal, Spain ran riot in Seville, leaving Matthaus to demand the return of axed trio Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller in a bid to offer more leadership in the side.
Germany were humiliated in the Nations League leaving Joachim Low under huge pressure
Lothar Matthaus has branded Germany’s 6-0 defeat at the hands of Spain as a ‘total failure’
Despite playing integral roles in Germany’s World Cup triumph six years ago, Hummels, Boateng and Muller all had their international careers cut short by Low last year, with the 60-year-old believing it was a time for fresh faces following their World Cup embarrassment in 2018.
However, following their latest humiliating defeat, Matthaus believes the axing was far too premature.
‘I have never seen such a total failure!’ Matthaus told Bild, as he offered a running analysis during the game. ‘The discussion about Hummels and Boateng will continue. You need these leaders after such a defeat. In terms of team leadership, Muller will be mentioned.
‘The Spaniards only had escorts. A loud speaker like Muller is missing but I don’t think Jogi Low deviates from his opinion on the three.
Matthaus believes Jerome Boateng (left), Mats Hummels (middle) and Thomas Muller (right) should be reinstated to the national side a year after Low axed them from his plans
‘For me, the best have to play. But if Low would bring them back, he would have to give them full responsibility. Low doesn’t even have to do an error analysis [on the game]. The video session would last eight hours!’
The sentiment to bring back more experienced heads was also shared by Mesut Ozil, who took to social media after the game to aim a dig at his former coach.
Having felt he was made a scapegoat, the Arsenal midfielder announced his retirement from international football shortly after the tournament having felt he had no support from German officials.
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