Germany reaction

I am very happy about this performance. We have won 1-0 that is the most important thing today. Of course we have been a little bit under pressure, that is normal after we heard about the defeat of the Netherlands. We knew that a defeat would have caused big problems for us.

– Germany coach Joachim Low

It was very important to start with a win. In the first half we were the better team and had the better chances, even though Pepe shot against the bar. In the second half it became more and more difficult for us. At the end we have been a little bit lucky, but you need luck to win such matches.

– Germany captain Philip Lahm