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The Mannschaft boss spoke of his honour at managing his country, and also left the door open for Miroslav Klose to start against Denmark

After making a positive start at Euro 2012, Germany coach Joachim Low has expressed his pride at managing the national team.

Die Mannschaft have won both games in Group B to date, beating Portugal 1-0 before edging a 2-1 win against Netherlands.

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Low, who is into his sixth year at the helm of the team, spoke of his delight at seeing his side evolve through the years.

"It fills me with pride, but this is not just [from] the Netherlands game. I've always said, regardless of the outcome of the tournament, I feel a certain pride, which has made this team." the 52-year-old was quoted as saying by Bild.

"We are the youngest team in the tournament, which automatically means that this team has very good prospects.

"Yes, some players [have been with us] since 2004, the beginning of my DFB [German FA] activity. Here are [Philipp] Lahm, [Lukas] Podolski, [Per] Mertesacker, [Bastian] Schweinsteiger and [Miroslav] Klose. Then came some from 2008 to 2010. We have all grown, and continue to grow."

Low also left the door open for Klose to make a starting appearance in the team's third and final group game against Denmark.

"We have played two games, and have six [points]. I know that we necessarily need Miro, and I can imagine that he plays from the start."

Germany take on Morten Olsen's men on Sunday evening. Kick-off at Arena Lviv is scheduled for 20:45CET.

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