In the friendly match between the German team and Turkey, the German team led three times and was equalized by their opponents three times. After the match, German football star Matthaus criticized Loew's improper substitution and was equalized. In response, Loew had no other striker in the lineup except Waldschmidt.
Matteus criticized Loew’s substitution: “Loew once again caused a tactical error due to a substitution error and sent the victory.” In the previous games with Spain and Switzerland, the German team was evened.
Regarding Matthaus’s criticism, Loew explained his substitution: “We replaced Rudiger, Draxler and some other players because we still need them in Saturday’s game. And on offense We don’t have too many options on the line. Apart from Waldschmidt, we don’t have any strikers. There are some difficulties in the frontcourt and we have more defensive players on the bench."