Klinsmann: Low is not a quitter

Former Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann is convinced the current trainer of the national team Joachim Low will not quit the post despite heavy criticism.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Klinsmann, who now manages the USA team, has come out in support of the under-fire Low following Germany's poor display during a 2-1 loss to Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2012.

"Joachim Low does not give up, that I am sure of," Klinsmann told Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

"He made the semifinals with a team that has so much room to grow. They went out to a very strong Italian side.

"This team hasn't fulfilled their potential yet and they still have a lot of room to develop. They were the youngest team at the tournament and now even more young players are coming into the team."

Low was criticised for his team selection for the Italy game while ESPNSTAR.com's Kelvin Yap also believes that a naïve defensive oversight from the manager was one  cause of Germany's failure.

"It is obvious that some decisions by a coach won't automatically or always lead to success," Klinsmann said.

"The coach makes decisions before the game that aren't arbitrary," he explained. "There is no guarantee for victory.

"This is all part of a footballer or coach's career. There is no player that doesn't experience this kind of development. Sometimes you just have to congratulate the better team, that's a fact of life."

Italy lost 4-0 in the final to Spain on Sunday.

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