Hummels: Germany must seize attacking opportunities

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After qualifying for next summer's European Championships with an unconvincing victory over Georgia, Germany must be more prolific in front of goal, according to the defender

Mats Hummels acknowledged Germany must improve in the final third if they are to make an impression at Euro 2016.

The world champions sealed top spot in qualifying Group D with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Georgia on Sunday, with substitute Max Kruse grabbing the winner.

It was a far from convincing result for Joachim Low's side, however, and the Dormund defender insists that the onus is now on the side to become more clinical in front of goal.

"Of course it is annoying if we do not seize the opportunities, because it would make our lives much easier," Hummels said. "This is a matter on which we have to work.

"We knew that the Georgians are technically much stronger than it says [in] the world rankings. This is something that the coach clearly addressed before the game.

"In some situations, the Georgia players were running up very freely with two or three players to us because we were pushing forward as we had not taken our chances. That is hard for any team."

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