Germany coach Joachim Low has conceded that France were the better team during their 2-1 loss to les Bleus on Wednesday.
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Chelsea's Florent Malouda were enough for Laurent Blanc's men to record an impressive victory at the Weserstadion, despite Cacau's best efforts - a result the hosts' trainer admits was fully merited in their opponents' favour.
"When you lose a game, you are annoyed. However, I am more annoyed at how we lost it," said Low according to Kicker.
"France played better in the second half, and we were no match to them. Therefore, it is right that France have won."
Thomas Muller also had his say on the evening's performance, and he was openly vocal of their inefficiencies throughout the encounter, but insists the manner in which they lost was inexcusable.
"Ahead of such a game you can do much talking, but we were a little undisciplined, as in second half our team looked disjointed," claimed the Bayern Munich attacker.
"We have missed some chances and didn't defend well, but that is no excuse to throw away the game in the manner we did."