"Now the games are less, for me the time for the preparation is not the best, I had only two weeks,"
"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
The need to continuously rebuild his team might be a national coach's destiny, but a coach of a football nation such as Germany has to perhaps carry a bigger load than others.
"We played well with counterattacks. We had several chances to score. Krzysztof Piatek had the best chance but Jasper Cillessen saved it," added the 49-year-old.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Leo Messi story took yet another turn on Friday when the Barcelona striker's father and representative, Jorge Messi, sent a communique to the Spanish football league (La Liga) rejecting the organization's claim that the 700 million euro release clause on his son's contract with Barca was still in effect.
Last week, fellow former international and KCB Rugby Football Club head coach Dennis Mwanja was heavily tipped to succeed Feeney after it was reported that the majority of the KRU Board had settled on the man who led his side to the domestic title.
As the match progressed, Joachim Low's men retreated with their narrow lead and kept all their men behind the ball.
Marouane Fellaini (R) of Shandong Luneng vies with Wu Xi of Jiangsu Suning during the 9th round match between Shandong Luneng and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
TIRANA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania narrowly defeated Albania 1-0 in Tirana on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group C4.
Sam Larsson (L) of Dalian FC competes for a header during the 10th round match between Dalian FC and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Chinese fans are fond of the football played by German clubs, he said. "The Bundesliga is big in China," Klein commented.