Germany coach Joachim Low has complimented his players for battling to a 3-1 victory over Turkey in Euro 2012 qualifying on Friday evening.
Goals from Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger were enough to maintain the nation's 100 per cent record in Group A, with qualification for next summer's competition sealed beforehand.
Low's men played on the counterattack for large spells of the game and needed to be defensively alert to stay one step ahead of a side who were desperate to avoid defeat in their hopes of claiming the group's play-off spot.
"First of all, big congratulations to the team, who had to withstand a good team [in Turkey]. We played with confidence in front of their 50,000 fans and against a side who really wanted to win," the 51-year-old told reporters after the game.
The win was even more impressive considering Germany were without talisman Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose who were both injured.
"The 11 players played very well and it is great that we have several options in this team," he added.
Germany are next in action on Tuesday evening when they face Belgium in Dusseldorf, looking to end qualification with 10 victories from 10, which would be a first for the nation.