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Joachim Löw: “It was a dark day.”

Speaking after Germany’s 6-0 defeat to Spain in the UEFA Nations League, head coach Joachim Löw admitted that the development of the national team is not where he’d hoped it would be and that they had no chance vs Spain.

“In the second half, we tried to press them high up the pitch and get back into the game but Spain played far better than us, they were much faster and played with more precision, we had no chance,” said Löw. “We saw today that we are not as far ahead in our development as we had hoped.

“It was a dark day. Nothing worked out. The body language was wrong, no communication. We wanted to play brave and wanted to attack, neither attack nor defence worked well for us.”

Germany suffered their biggest loss in competitive football and had not lost by six goals since 1931, vs Austria. The 2014 World Champions had just 30% possession vs Spain and managed just two shots, failing to test Unai Simón.

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