Ex-world star Xavi played for FC Barcelona for seventeen years and is still an insider of the club today. Now he has called Jogi Löw a “luxury coach” and can easily imagine the national coach at his ex-club.
Former Spanish world-class footballer Xavi Hernandez has interpreted the 6-0 draw of the German national team against Spain as a sign of a coach change in the DFB team after 15 years under Joachim Löw. 15 years is a really long time that Löw has earned through results, said the 41-year-old in an interview with the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. “But with such a period of time it inevitably comes to wear and tear,” said the 2010 world champion.
Groups need changes, whether in clubs or national teams. At some point the flame would just go out. “It may have been the case now, after a cycle that was gigantic in terms of game culture and results,” said Xavi, who has won the Champions League four times with FC Barcelona and has coached the Al-Sadd Sport Club since 2019 is in Qatar.
“He wanted spectacle, attack football”
The two-time European champion considers Löw to be one of the best coaches and would also see him as a coach at FC Barcelona. “He was a luxury coach. He wanted spectacle, attacking football, and then he became world champion with it,” he said. According to Xavi, the 61-year-old has turned German football upside down by adopting the Spanish style of play. “Löw has helped Germany develop a different understanding of football that reminds me a lot of what I know from Spain and Barcelona,” said the Spaniard. Löw would fit in with Barça. “Because of his way of understanding the game. And because of his person.”
Löw recently announced that he would give up his position as national coach after the EM this summer. After beating Iceland 3-0 at the start of the World Cup qualification for 2022, the DFB team will have to play the next game in Romania this Sunday.