England and Germany locked horns in the round of 16 on June 29 at the Wembley Stadium in one of the most anticipated matches of the Euro 2020. A lot was at stake for both the teams with England finally hoping to live up to the reputation in big games while Germany staring at the end of an era with Joachim Low’s decade and a half to come to an end after the tournament.
In the end, it was England who prevailed in the thriller as Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored a goal each in the second half and help the team win by 2-0. Germany came close on a lot of occasions only to not find the net. Thomas Muller missed one straightforward chance after they went 0-1 down which summed up the game for the Germans.
Germany skipper Manuel Neuer is understandably hurt as the team couldn’t give their coach/manager Joachim Low a well deserved farewell on a high. “After the final whistle, I looked towards the coaching bench and of course it’s a sad feeling when I saw Jogi.
“He’s a great guy and a great person and has achieved so much with us as a trainer. It’s damn sad that the era is ending like this. Former players owe him a lot and he shaped that era. That hurts,” Neuer said while speaking to ARD.
Having said that, Low will always be remembered for helping Germany win the 2014 World Cup. However, he would’ve himself expected more as the team fell short in the semi-finals of the France 2016 European Championship, two consecutive tournament exits, in Russia and now in Euro 2020. The 61-year-old now is set to explore other options and also hoped that the current team matures well going ahead and wins tournaments.