Joachim Low: I stand by my mistakes

The 52-year-old coach understands the inquest into last Tuesday's 4-4 draw with Sweden and stressed his side must learn from the mistakes made that night
Joachim Low says he stands by his mistakes, six days on from Germany throwing away a four-goal lead in their latest 2014 World Cup qualifier.

The result has been the subject of much debate in Low's homeland and though he understands why there has been such a demand for answers, he believes there are clear reasons why they failed to see the game out.

"Of course I can understand these debates," he told dpa. "This unbelievably offensive game leads into weaknesses [in defending]."

Die Mannschaft remain top of Group D, three points ahead of Sweden, but the 52-year-old coach is aware that tactical tweaks must be made.

"We have to work on certain tactical things," he added.

"If the game threatens to turn we have to enforce key elements - behind the ball, maintaining positions, individual actions and winning one-on-ones again. We have to learn that.

"I don't agree with people saying that I am immune to advice or cannot admit when I make a mistake. Those who know me are aware that I stand by my mistakes or non-working strategies."