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Loew scoffs at talk of revenge
Published : 26 Jun 2012 14:17:05
Coach Joachim Loew has said Germany will give no thought to avenging their 2006 World Cup defeat at the hands of Italy when they face the Azzurri in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final.
"There is no such thing as revenge in football, there is no way we can make good that defeat from 2006," said the 52-year-old, who was assistant coach to Jurgen Klinsmann back then.
"We can't go back in time, forget about that.
"You can't relive the past and it doesn't play the slightest role in our preparations.
"Another stat is that Germany has never won against Italy in a major tournament, so what?
"It plays no role for our young players, it is something they read about in the press or books. It doesn't come up in team talks or over lunch."