Loew has been under enormous pressure since Germany crashed out of the World Cup and suffered relegation in the Nations League last year.
Yet after Sunday’s dramatic victory in Amsterdam, the 59-year-old appears to have got the German media back onside.
“Loew delivered in the first truly important game since the World Cup, and showed up everyone who said he is no longer the right man for the job,” wrote Bild on Monday. Place bet on Live Bet 24/7 on NaijaBet
“A victory for the coach!” read the headline in Kicker magazine.
“Loew has managed to unite this young team behind him,” he said.
The praise marks a decisive change in tone from the recent criticism. Just last week, Die Zeit newspaper summarised the mood around the Germany team with the headline “Loew versus everyone else”.
On Sunday evening, the Germany coach played down the idea that he had stuck it to his critics with victory over the Netherlands.
“I don’t see the win as an act of vindication,” he said. “When my team play as well as they did, then I am positive, regardless of what is going on off the field.”