Bastian Schweinsteiger slams Germany stars after Spain embarrassment


Bastian Schweinsteiger slams Germany stars after Spain embarrassment

Germany legend Bastian Schweinsteiger ripped into Joachim Low's side after Germany were demolished 6-0 by Spain, also encouraging Low to recall FIFA World Cup winners Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller.


Manchester City new signing Ferran Torres starred during the game, scoring his first hat-trick in professional football, leading to Germany to suffer their heaviest defeat in their football history, whilst the other goals were scored by Alvaro Morata, Rodri and Mikel Oyarzabal, in a new look Spanish side on Tuesday night.


As a result of this, Germany missed out on a place in the UEFA Nations League finals, whilst Spain progressed to the next round.


After the defeat, former Germany, Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder spoke to ARD, saying "You can lose to a team like that, but not 6-0."


"What bothered me is that they didn't fight back, they didn't feel like a team."


He added "You didn't hear any commands, only those of the Spaniards. They were superior to us in every respect."


He also said that Germany needs to respond positively to this humiliating defeat, and to not press the panic button, saying "You don't have to change and upset everything but ask yourself the right questions."


"You have to change something, that's not how you can appear as a national team", also adding that "There are certain values that a German national team has to represent. And I didn't see that on the pitch today."


Schweinsteiger also slammed Low's decision in March 2019 to not recall World Cup winners Boateng and Muller in future squads, hoping that Low will reverse his decision.


"The national coach and his team have one opinion, I personally and unfortunately have a different one", adding that "Players like Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller have won the treble, with the best team in Europe."


"They play in the first team and have quality, are German players. Why not for the national team?"


Apart from Muller and Boateng, Low had also stated that Mats Hummels will not be recalled to the national team for the foreseeable future.


Muller and Hummels last played for Germany on November 2018, whilst Boateng last played for the national side on October 2018.