Low: ‘Superior’ Germany were ‘lucky’ to beat Italy

Date published: Sunday 3rd July 2016 10:09

Joachim Low: Congratulates Mesut Ozil

Joachim Low believes Germany were worthy winners in the quarter-final against Italy but admitted that his side rode their luck in Bordeaux.

Mesut Ozil opened the scoring for Germany before a penalty from Leonardo Bonucci took the tactical encounter to extra-time and penalties. Jonas Hector struck the winning spot-kick for Die Mannschaft, and Low thinks the result was the correct one.

“It was a game on a very high tactical level from both sides,” Low said.

“I think we were superior. The Italians’ strength was in the centre and we did well to contain them. I didn’t think they would score but the penalty was unfortunate.

“Of course it was lucky in the end but through the game we were superior, we had two or three more chances than them.

“We could have won the game when Mario Gomez was alone in front of Buffon but he saved very well.”

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