Euro Qualifiers: Poor Finishing Ruined Us-Germany Coach


Germany coach Joachim Loew believes the world champions had wasteful finishing to blame for being beaten by Poland on Saturday.

Arkadiusz Milik and Sebastian scored for the hosts, who had never before beaten Germany in a competitive game in 19 attempts.

Despite admitting Germany's profligacy cost them in the Euro 2016 qualifier, Loew was reluctant to place any blame on his players as he believed they were just lacking a bit when it mattered most.

"Of course we are disappointed because we lost here," he told RTL. "But, honestly, I cannot blame the team, one little thing went wrong: we were too wasteful with our chances. The finishing touch was missing, that's why we did not score a goal.

"But I was absolutely satisfied with our style of play. We created many chances and Poland scored with their first dangerous attack.

"Maybe we did not succeed in using the width of the field in the final minutes. In the first half we lacked depth in our play.

"After a loss you must look for a reaction. We have to get our strength back and we must win the match on Tuesday. Republic of Ireland will play in the same way, they will be playing defensively," Loew bemoaned his team’s finishing.

Germany are currently fourth in Group D behind Poland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland with one win and one defeat.

Euro Qualifiers Results

Romania 1-1HungaryFinland 1-1 GreeceN.Ireland 2-0 Faroe Islands

Romania 1-1Hungary

Armenia 1-1 Serbia

Albania 1-1 DenmarkR. of Ireland 7-0 GibraltarScotland 1-0 Georgia

Poland 2-0 Germany

Romania 1-1 Hungary

Finland 1-1 Greece

Northern Ireland 2-0 Faroe Islands

Armenia 1-1 Serbia

Albania 1-1 Denmark

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