Detractors say Loew’s switch to a 3-5-2 formation against Italy shows he doesn’t trust his players as much as he should.
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To add to the criticism, Loew has mounting injury worries with striker Mario Gomez ruled out, while defensive midfielders Sami Khedira and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger are doubtful for the semi.Thanks to Loew's influence, Germany have now reached at least the semifinals of the last six major tournaments.Loew was assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann when Germany finished third at the 2006 World Cup on home soil.With Loew in sole charge, Germany reached the Euro 2008 final, finished third at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and made the semifinals of Euro 2012 before winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil – Germany's fourth global crown, but their first for 24 years.Scholl argued Loew should stick with the same team for next week's semifinal in Marseille and, should they progress, next Sunday's final at the Stade de France.
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