The general manager expressed his opinion that he himself and Joachim Low, Germany’s international team manager, are the main reasons why the nation left the tournament so early.
Oliver Bierhoff admitted he and the head coach should share the responsibility for the team’s failure at the World Cup. Despite this, Low decided he would stay to initiate the changes needed in the team to avoid such mishappenings in the future, as this was the first time in the last 80 years Germany got knocked out in the first round.
“We are also part of the problem, we have to first start with us,” Bierhoff said, according to Goal.
“We have the responsibility, must accept criticism, we are convinced that we can do it.”
“It was important to me to discuss in person where we were going.”
“We both have the energy to tackle it,” Bierhoff said for himself and the head coach of the national team.