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The Wolfsburg trainer is unhappy at the recent omission of Bastian Schweinsteiger from the Mannschaft squad to play Argentina, and criticised the team's work ethic

Felix Magath has voiced his concerns over how Joachim Low runs the Germany national football team.

The Wolfsburg trainer was unhappy at Low's failure to call up Bastian Schweinsteiger for the recent friendly against Argentina, despite the Bayern Munich midfielder having earlier returned to training and actually playing in a friendly with his club on the same day.

Low had declared that the 28-year-old was left out due to fitness concerns, but Magath believes he could have played some part, and that it sets a bad example to, from his point of view, keep players in the dark.

"I was irritated by [Low's] statement,'' Magath told Focus. "Do observers get a good impression when one of the leading players says 'I don't know, I'm not going'?

"When this is what it is like in the team it is difficult to work together on the pitch."

While Magath clearly feels the team suffer from a lack of communication, he also criticised die Mannschaft's style of play.

"In this team, they put too much emphasis on attracitve play, and perhaps too little on being combative and committed," he concluded.