Skip to comments.World Cup 2014: Joachim Low eyes years of Germany success
Posted on 07/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT by goldstategop
As Germany seek their first World Cup win since 1990, when they beat Argentina in Rome, Low, 54, relished the prospect of re-writing the history books with winning on this continent.
"We know we can write history," he said. "In the past we have never had this. Latin Americans, on this continent, have dominated all the time. So why not? This could be an additional joy for us if we were to win as Europeans on Latin American soil."
And the prospect of facing Messi as he tries to emulate Diego Maradona, who inspired Argentina to their last World Cup win in Mexico in 1986, does not daunt Low.
He said: "We don't have any fear whatsoever. I know it is going to be a match between two teams who have had fascinating duels in the past, in tournaments or friendlies.
"This team is not only about Messi. If you believed it was, you would be making a mistake. They have Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain - it is not a team dependent on Messi.
"He is a player who can really determine a match but this team is better organised than in 2010, when we beat them 4-0 in the quarter-final. This is what they've shown throughout the tournament.
"I think it will be a gripping final with both teams fighting. Our match against Brazil will not be the rule. If anyone thinks it is they've not looked at Argentina. It's going to be two teams at exactly the same level facing each other. We have the confidence and we respect our opponents' strength but we believe if we can impose our game we will win."
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Oops... should be Joachim Low.
I'm sure Obama will scoot down unannounced to sit by her side. (Which would make her puke at this point).
Chicken sh** Obama is sending Biden.
I'm sure the NSA can give Obama a ringside view and record Merkel's conversations at the same time.
Low blow ...
Low has high expectations ...
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