The brush action, which, according to the national coach Löw, had been completed spontaneously by the players on the match day, turned out to be orchestrated PRAction – not only, but also.
Löw: “Nobody can be harnessed to such a cart”
On Saturday morning, the national team flew to Bucharest without the further injured Niklas Süle. There is the qualification game against Romania on Sunday (March 28th, 2021, from 8.30 p.m. in the live ticker at sportschau.de). Before the final training on Saturday, national coach Löw and Joshua Kimmich took a position at a media conference.
Löw used his opening statement to defend the human rights campaign of his players. “I’ve read some comments. If someone thinks that our players, Manuel Neuer, Ilkay Gündogan, Lukas Klostermann, let themselves be harnessed in front of such a cart for marketing reasons, they are very wrong. Our players are very, very interested and know what is going on in the world“said the national coach.
Kimmich: “It’s ten years too late for a World Cup boycott”
He found the action impressive, it was “came from the team itself. We know that our players stand for these values”, emphasized Löw. Not everything that happens at the DFB is “to evaluate negatively“.
Joshua Kimmich agreed with Löw. “I see our responsibility to address things. We tried that”said the Bayern midfielder. Kimmich was also asked about a possible World Cup boycott. That’s what one is now for “ten years too late” on it: “At that time you should have thought about it. “ Now you have to use the radiance of football to draw attention to things. “But it’s not just us footballers who I see as having an obligation“said Kimmich.
Stand: 27.03.2021, 18:00