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Belgian captain Thomas Vermaelen rued his side's 1-0 defeat in their Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Germany.

"The goal was not necessary. A scoreless draw would have been a fairer result as the Germans created few clear-cut chances," he told Sporza after the final whistle.

"In the second half, we also created chances but lacked the clinical touch to put them away. It is certainly a bad result for us and I am deeply disappointed however we must move on to the next game."

Toby Alderweireld echoed his captain's comments and rued his side's momentary lapse of concentration that allowed the Germans to take the lead.

"We conceded a sloppy goal," he said. The Ajax defender, playing out of position at right-back went on to say that Belgium would have to rid themselves of such individual errors.

The decisive goal came after 51 minutes through Miroslav Klose after a Daniel Van Buyten mistake.

Belgium travel to Istanbul on Tuesday to face Turkey, who defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 in their opening match.

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