Low Impressed With Germany’s Display Against Italy

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Germany head coach, Joachim Low was impressed with the performance of his side against Italy, saying they’ll learn from the “intense tactical battle”.

Both teams could not find the net, as the international friendly ended in a goalless stalemate. Andrea Belotti struck the post for Italy and a Kevin Volland goal was ruled out as offside.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Low was happy with what he saw from his experimental team as Germany kept a sixth successive clean sheet.

“It was an intense tactical battle. We can take a lot of insight from today’s game,” Low said.

“We were good going forward in the first half in particular, although we dropped off a little after the break. Italy stepped up the pressure and we played less well.

“The young players gain crucial experience by playing in front of a crowd like that. The performance and the way these players reacted were more important than the result.

“We can be happy with our trip to Italy, much like our run of six consecutive clean sheets. Our overall record in 2016 is a good one.

“We want to dominate our World Cup qualifying campaign and avoid dropping off, something we failed to do in the build-up to Euro 2016.”



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