Wiese delivers Low backing and slams criticism of Germany boss

The 30-year-old goalkeeper has jumped to the defence of the 52-year-old, despite being overlooked for Wednesday night's friendly against Argentina
Hoffenheim goalkeeper Tim Wiese has given his full backing to Germany manager Joachim Low, despite being dropped for Wednesday's friendly with Argentina.

The 30-year-old has been a mainstay in the national fold over recent years, despite some heavily-criticised performances.

He went on to make the squad for Euro 2012, but has since been dropped by Low, who has made it clear that he will favour Germany's next generation in future squads.

Despite that, Wiese has jumped to the defence of the 52-year-old, on the back of widespread criticism following Die Mannschaft's European Championships showing.

"It was sad [that Germany were eliminated], because no one had expected it. We actually had a great team, but against the Italians, we were too nice.

"I could not understand the fuss surrounding [Low]. It's amazing how quickly you will be praised highly in Germany, before being knocked down again. It's incredible."

Wiese moved to Hoffenheim this summer after spending seven years at Werder Bremen, where he won the DFB-Pokal in 2009.