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Boateng hopes low stays on

21 July 2014, 18:46

Germany - Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has given Joachim Low his full backing to continue as head coach of the German national team.

Low was promoted to take charge of Die Mannschaft after the 2006 World Cup, following a two-year stint as the assistant coach to Jurgen Klinsmann.

The Germans claimed bronze at the 2006 tournament on homesoil, as well as at the 2010 edition in South Africa, but managed to go all the way in Brazil this year to claim their fourth World Cup title.

Boateng said that he would like to continue working under the 54-year-old, who's expiring contract is currently being reviewed by his employers at the DFB offices in Frankfurt.

"I certainly hope that (Low) remains as our coach. He has a very large share of the team's success and has developed us enormously," the 25-year-old said in an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag.

The Bayern defender added that he was still buzzing from their 1-0 triumph over Argentina, which was achieved thanks to an extra-time strike by substitute Mario Gotze.

"It's all happened so fast. I have not even seen our game since then on DVD. All the images, all the emotions - it takes time to process it all. I am going to take that time," he said.

"The European Championships are my next goal. With the Under-21s I have already won it, but not with the senior team. So, don't worry: I'm still far from satisfied."

He added: "I've received about 120 (congratulatory messages). Many from my friends and former team-mates. This means a lot to me.

"With the final of the Champions League, it was certainly the best game of my career so far. I am not a man who needs self-satisfaction. Of course, I've noticed the criticism, but I had not thought about it after winning the title. I am just looking forward.

"After the game, I called my father, who could not be at the final. He told me that he was very proud. This is much more important than any satisfaction for me."


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