Hamburg (dpa) – DFB chairman Fritz Keller says he has made his Christmas peace with national coach Joachim Loew.

In the course of the analysis of the state of the German national football team after the 6-0 debacle against Spain, disagreements between the head of the association and the head coach of the DFB emerged. The DFB presidium then unanimously agreed to go to the EM next summer with 60-year-old Löw.

“We closed the (Christmas Peace) a long time ago. We’ve talked to each other and looked ahead – in every way. And there must be criticism,” said Keller, 63, on the NDR-2 Bundesliga show podcast.

Löw had complained at a press conference at the beginning of last week about indiscretions at the top of the DFB. He spoke to him about “explosion hazard”. Keller would like to urge him to withdraw after the European Championship, even though Löw’s contract runs until after the Winter World Cup in 2022. “Internally you always have to criticize, internally everything must be tackled, in order to find the best way forward. Keller said.

The head of the association personally starts the new year with this DFB resolution. “Maybe you’re going to get a little closer together and get the restructuring into an even more modern association: that’s why I was brought here, to bring in a new culture,” Keller said in the NDR. “We can do that too,” he added confidently. “If we could get into calmer waters both sportily and communicatively, it would be very, very pleasant for me,” said Keller as he looked to 2021.

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