Joachim Low unhappy with Bayern-Netherlands friendly

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The German national team manager has expressed his displeasure on the fixture weeks before the commencement of Euro 2012.
Joachim Low has expressed his anger with the upcoming friendly between Bayern Munich and the as it will halt his team’s preparations for the European championships.
The Bavarian giants will take on the Clockwork Orange on Tuesday,, with Low fearing injuries to any of his top players. He opined that the two teams could delay their friendly encounter by a month when the European tournament
ends. suffered an injury before the FIFA World Cup 2010 and missed the first-half of the Bundesliga campaign for Bayern Munich. Both the parties settled matters by agreeing to play a friendly game prior to going into the
European championships in Poland and
The manager stated that he has already addressed his concern to Bayern chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who assured of taking necessary steps to resolve the issue. Low mentioned that there are a number of players in the Bayern
side who are first team regulars in Germany, and therefore, Die Mannschaft can’t afford to lose any top players ahead of such an important tournament.
While talking to sports website,, the former Stuttgart tactician further added:
"I have already had preliminary talks with [Bayern CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and made him aware of the problems that may arise for the national team in the preparation for this friendly match.”
The tactician also voiced his concern on the DFB Pokal final and the UEFA Champions League final in May. Low reckons that both Bayern and the German Football Association could settle matter which would definitely help in avoiding
injuries ahead of the Euro 2012 in June.
"We will soon discuss the issue in peace, to find a solution which both Bayern and the DFB can live with," Low concluded.
The European championships get underway on June 8th in find themselves in Group B, which is being called the ‘Group of Death’, with the likes
of Netherlands, The DFB-Eleven will open their campaign with the game on June 9th against Portugal.



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