Loew lauds Germany: This team will go down in history

It will go down in history. Joachim Loew lauded Germany for its Confederations Cup success.

Published : Jul 03, 2017 08:53 IST

Germany coach Joachim Loew said his youthful Confederations Cup squad would go down in history after i ts triumph in Russia .

A first-half goal from Lars Stindl saw Loew's men to a 1-0 win over Chile in Sunday's final, giving the proud nation its first Confederations Cup crown.

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Loew said the achievement, secured without many of Germany's first-choice stars, would never be forgotten.

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"It is worth a lot, because Germany has never won this trophy in our history," he told a news conference.

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"So this team and this victory will go down in history. The team absolutely deserved it and that's why we're all super happy. It's heavier than the World Cup."

Joshua Kimmich was similarly delighted, saying Germany had proved their doubters wrong in Russia.

"Myself and the team are all extremely proud of the title. Nobody really counted on us and we were able to beat great nations," the Bayern Munich midfielder said.

"You could see how much it meant to the Chileans as they were so sad in the end.

"We've had the better ending and it is amazing to get the cup with this squad. We will party hard."

Germany's success 'an absolute joy'

Loew has issued an ominous warning about the strength in depth available to Germany following its Confederations Cup final victory over Chile on Sunday.

Loew was thrilled with the efforts of his players after inviting plenty of criticism for picking an experimental squad a year out from the World Cup.

"This is an absolute joy," he told SID. "We showed unbelievable performances for three weeks and today fought for every metre, too."

"The boys did great, I am unbelievably proud of them. Such a final always has something magical to it. Many of our players hadn't played in a final before, they will not forget this match for the rest of their lives."

"In the second half it was a hard and hectic match, the Chileans do not shy away from anything but the boys jumped right into it."

The likes of Timo Werner and Leon Goretzka, among others, are now likely to be pushing for regular national team berths in the coming 11 months, leaving Low the envy of many international coaches.

"Every player of our squad has certainly improved his position," he said. "We will benefit from it. But we still have some very good players at home."

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