Germany Attitude Against Turkey Impressed Coach Joachim Loew

Germany's desire to play the right kind of football pleased coach Joachim Loew, who didn't expect such a comfortable win over Turkey.
Germany coach Joachim Loew has hailed the attitude of his players following their 3-0 Euro 2012 qualifying victory over Turkey.

A pair of goals from Miroslav Klose which were sandwiched by another strike from Mesut Oezil were enough to give die Mannschaft maximum points from the encounter, and Loew appears pleased that his side buckled down to earn the victory that puts them in command of Group A.

“The team showed tremendous determination, very impressive desire and a pleasure to play,” he told the media. “Our victory is clearly merited, but I was not expecting a win of such magnitude because Turkey are tough opponents who also played for their honour tonight.

“It was a special match as soon as we entered the field - we were booed! It was like an away game with a lot of pressure from the Turkish supporters.”

Focussing specifically on the performance of Mesut Oezil, a German of Turkish heritage, the coach was also pleased. “Mesut Oezil is very strong mentally, he was very focused before this match, he was not afraid,” Loew stated. “Throughout the match, he took the ascendancy over his marker. I am very happy for him that he scored that goal.”

Oezil picked up a ankle problem in the second half and is now a doubt for Tuesday’s encounter against Kazakhstan.

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