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World Cup opponent watch: Germany jeered in unconvincing win over Chile, coach insists they must improve

Published on: 06 March 2014
Coach Joachim Low says Germany must improve

Coach Joachim Low wants Ghana's World Cup opponents Germany to learn lessons after labouring to an unconvincing 1-0 win over Chile on Wednesday which led to jeers from the home fans over the lackluster performance. 

Low's men are among the favourites for this year's FIFA World Cup having breezed through qualification without defeat, collecting nine wins and a draw.

But Chile served further notice that they, too, will be a team to watch in Brazil with a fine performance in Stuttgart.

Indeed, Low was quick to pay tribute to Jorge Sampaoli's men.

"It's always good to be reminded that there are good footballers not only in Germany," he said in quotes reported by Bild. "We have a lot of work to do in the coming months."

The boss' sentiments were echoed by skipper Philipp Lahm.

"That was a lucky win," he admitted. "We still have work ahead of us before the World Cup, it is clear.

"However, we are always well prepared for the World Cup. I'm not worried."

Bastian Schweinsteiger focussed on the positives, saying: "Victory is victory; Chile are, after all, one of the best teams in South America."


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  • keith from germany says:
    March 06, 2014 07:36 am
    After watching the german game yesterday,i hav to say im realy cool tempered now because germany were even more awful with their performance than us. AA must improve his tactics and game plan because i havent seen any improvement in our game. Usa were very awful against the ukraine and portugal had luck on their side whilst cameroon has got itself to blame for making such silly mistakes. We also hsve to admit that the team had only one training session before the game. Ghana is always known for playing bad friendlies but when it comes to the tournament ghana is up to the task. From the 25 may till 16 june,coach appiah has 22 days to camp with the boys and i hope he uses the time to sharpen some rough edges. I will definately start kpb in midfield because u cant pair both essien and muntari.i hope the coach is bold enough to bench one of them. We shall see come june 16