Loew Produces Good Results With Record Breaking Team

Germany managed to get a draw against Poland in one of the pretournament friendly matches in their preparations for the World Cup 2014. Germany manager Joachim Loew stunned everyone by naming one of the youngest teams in the history of German international football. The average age of the team was just 21.45 years. This managed to beat the previous record of 21.5 years set more than a hundred years ago. Loew gave eight players their debuts in the match, while the total starting 11 had just 13 international appearances together.

Despite this extremely young team, they managed to get the result that was pleasing for the manager. Loew said after the match that he is extremely happy with the way patient team fought against an experienced Polish team, who will now be looking to build on this result and qualify for the Euro 2016. One of the players included in the team was Schalke midfielder Draxler, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League. Draxler and other players like Max Mayer were also included in the squad.

Poland were also without a couple of star names like Robert Lewandowski since they had nothing to play for in the summer after having failed to qualify for the World Cup 2014.

“That was fun, we had a crazy amount of debutants in the team, but they did their jobs very well. We were well organised and played well going forward. Even without the goals, it was a fun game,a�? said Loew. “When you are named German captain at the age of 20, that says a few things. It was almost an under-21 side out there today. When you’ve only had a training session, it’s tough to take all the things on board, so we’ve done well,” said Draxler.

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