Low is not planning any special monitoring of Ronaldo
Joachim Loew does not want superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to be put under special surveillance in the European Championship Group B match against Portugal. “No, we basically don’t do that. Cristiano Ronaldo is also the type who often goes out on the left, sometimes on the right wing. We don’t want to leave everything open, but we want to close off the space where someone is. We have to fight the opponent there. That’s business,” the national team coach said before the match on Saturday on ARD Radio.
The European Championship’s record scorer has not scored a goal in his four international matches against Germany. Löw believes the evening in Munich isn’t just about stopping the 36-year-old. “Cristiano Ronaldo is of course still going strong and one of the best performers out there. But We have to take care of others too. So balance, same defensive performance, same strength in fencing, be alert – and things have to move on.National coach student.
The German national football team is under pressure after 0:1 at the start of the tournament against world champions France in the match against the defending champions. Another defeat would greatly complicate qualification for the last 16 at Löw’s last tournament as FA coach.
“We deal with the pressure like we usually do. The pressure hasn’t gotten much worse now. Of course we know we need a positive result now, but we can deal with that too‘, Said Loew. In the win over Portugal, who were defeated in all three matches under Loew as national coach at EM 2008, EM 2012 and the 2014 World Cup, you still have all the options for the knockout stage in your hands. (dpa)