The daily Bild revealed this Friday that Joachim Löw, the German coach, called on the adventurer Mike Horn to motivate the players before playing the Euro. Germany will start their competition on June 15, against France.
To each his own preparation for the next Euro, which will be played from June 11 to July 11. Germany, which will meet France for its opening match on June 15, called on a personality well known to the French public to motivate its players: the famous adventurer Mike Horn will give private lessons to German players.
Bild reported on Friday that Joachim Löw asked Mike Horn to come and talk to the players. Mike Horn will therefore go to the German selection’s training camp this Friday. “I explain from a different point of view like dealing with pressure but also with failure,” the explorer explained to Bild. “If you want to get by in the Amazon, at the North or South Pole, you have to be tough in the head. There is no mercy. When you talk about courage, going beyond your limits, it is important that the players have an example in mind. “
Horn had already motivated German players before the 2014 World Cup
In addition to the motivational sessions, Mike Horn will organize a hike in the Tyrolean mountains in Austria. This is not the first time that Joachim Löw mentally conditions his players before a final phase of an international competition. In the past, other personalities such as pilot Michael Schumacher or Chancellor Angela Merkel had already come to discuss this subject with the selection.
Mike Horn had already met the German players in 2014, before the World Cup in Brazil. What bring back good memories to Lôw and his players, who then won the title in the final against Argentina, after having humiliated Brazil in the previous round. For his last competition with Germany, before Hansi Flick took power, Löw may have shown a bit of superstition.
“I want to build self-confidence in the player’s mind, Horn further details of his coaching. You have to be convinced that you want to win. It is very important not to show your weaknesses from the start. display your power. “
As to why Mike Horn did not help the German side during the 2018 World Cup, where the Mänschaft were eliminated in the first round, the reason is simple: the adventurer was then at the other end of the world, to climb the peaks of the Himalayas.