This is one way to look at it. Andre Schurrle has described Ireland’s win over Germany as not well deserved.
The Wolfsburg man stresses that the Irish played with heart and passion, but their 1-0 win over his side was not deserved.
Shane Long found the net in the 70th minute, denying Schurrle and his teammates the point they needed to qualify for the Euro 2016.
“I don’t think it’s well deserved,” Schurrle told Goal. “Because we had the chances, before we could score but you have to say Ireland was with a lot of passion and [played] with a lot of heart.
“It’s difficult. I think we had the chances and Ireland of course, played their game like they wanted – deep with nine players and waiting for long balls and second balls. One got through and they won.”
The Wolfsburg man, whose side enjoyed 67 per cent possession and completed 613 passes in comparison to Ireland’s 179, denied that his team had underestimated the home side.
The former Chelsea forward said: “No, not a bit. You saw it from the beginning. We were very concentrated and had a good focus and good possession of the ball.
“We knew what kind of game it was going to be here so it’s a little bit disappointing that we didn’t win.”