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US boss Jurgen Klinsmann hails Germany’s astonishing World Cup victory

Jul 8, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT

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After witnessing his nation make the World Cup final in amazing fashion, the USA’s German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann took to Twitter to profess how proud he is.

If you were German right now, you would be too.

Germany brushed aside Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, as Das Mannschaft broke Brazilian hearts and dumped the host nation out of the 2014 World Cup tournament.

Klinsmann was playing for Germany the last time they won the World Cup in 1990 and now he must fancy his homeland to go all the way this summer and lift the famous trophy for the fourth-time in their history.

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In his time in charge of the German national team Klinsmann reached the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup but came up short after his side lost 2-0 to eventual winners Italy in extra time.  As a player he played in the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cup, with his pride for his homeland evident for everyone to see.

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Klinsmann’s former assistant coach Joachim Low is the man who has taken their work from 2004-06 to the next level, as Low and Klinsmann radically altered the approach of the German national team and the type of players the country were producing. it has worked. Big time.

As we sit back and think about Klinsmann’s comments in the Tweet below, we must remember two things. One: the U.S. national team has man at the helm who pieced this German juggernaut together. Two: the USA are very lucky that he is trying to do the same thing with their national team setup.

In Klinsmann’s own words, here’s how he summed up Germany’s breathtaking display. Congrats, Jurgen!

  1. solanagr - Jul 8, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Everyone knew that the mastermind behind Germany strategy on Klinsmann tenure, was J. Lowe. Don’t try to link this to the future where US soccer is heading

    • reformed2012 - Jul 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      don’t even try to discredit Klinsmann. don’t even try to stop the wheel of progress. right wing nut jobs like youare the reason of failure in this country. maintaining status quo will bring america to its demise. Progressives are the key to revivial, start with crushing the pay-2-play club system and replace it with government run clubs like in the soviet union.

      • simonkulberg - Jul 8, 2014 at 10:14 PM

        OK, you lost me.

      • reformed2012 - Jul 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM

        very easy. capitalism has failed america. make sense?

      • simonkulberg - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:07 AM

        Well duh. But first of all it`s not capitalism and second of all this is an article about something entirely different.

    • lyleoross - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      While I don’t get reformed 2012 either, I agree with at least one thing he said. Many people credit Lowe with JK’s success at Germany, but tactically speaking, the work JK’s done with limited US stock has been as good. Somewhere you have to recognize that either JK is a mastermind strategist, or he has the skill of picking mastermind strategists and letting them do their job without interference. Being a mastermind strategist is very important, but recognizing people strengths, picking the right people, motivating them and letting them do their jobs is also important. A mastermind strategist might not be the right person to run the whole thing in many cases. And yes, Lowe is unique, but don’t be so willing to jump on JK.

      Note that what JK did for Germany was a different structural path, he built a deep and talented pool there that many argue now benefits Lowe, that is, Lowe owes JK for some of his success. Many have observed that JK has already done the same for the US, our talent pool has grown giving more options. If nothing else, that was evident in this WC where JK lost his best power striker, and had his developmental center fall on his face, yet still engineered a round of 16 exit.

      • reformed2012 - Jul 9, 2014 at 2:14 PM

        thanks for agreeing. the center issue is, JK is given a far inferior talent pool and a totally broken system in the USA to start with. Normal people will not touch this job with a hundred-feet pole. JK has the balls of steels to do this. A random schmuck off the street can coach this year’s German team to the final.

  2. patriotsdefense - Jul 9, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Low would never had been able to implement the change needed without Klinsmann at the helm. The German media gave them hell for 2 years because of all the change. Not only the media but Beckenbauer and the German football federation were also cruel to Klinsmann.

    2006 was seen as a great achievement to win 3rd place. They threw them a parade and offered Klinsmann a new contract. He did not accept. Klinsmann used his likeability to weather the storm of national discontent that was the old unable to adapt to change. That change put Germany on the path to this golden generation. Low and Germany could not have been left in a better place.

    USA doesn’t have the Bundasliga, so really it does no translate to what is going on here.

    • braxtonrob - Jul 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      It must be really nice to have fans that give you credit for accomplishments that you weren’t even there for.

      2002 Finalist, Mgr. Rudi Völler
      2006 (at HOME) SEMI-Finalist, Mgr. Jürgen Klinsmann
      2010 rebuilding from previous mgmt., Semi-Finalist, Mgr. Joachim Löw
      2014 about to win the whole thing, Mgr. JOACHIM LÖW

      • patriotsdefense - Jul 9, 2014 at 11:39 PM

        Enjoy 2nd place come Sunday night.

      • patriotsdefense - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

        You seem to happily over look UEFA Euro Cup results. 2004 was a disaster, a low point for German football.

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