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Germany coach Joachim Low has insisted that outclassing defending champions Portugal 4-2 shouldn’t be considered as sending a message to their rivals.
They regarded a special aspect from the one which misplaced to France and Low mentioned they by no means misplaced perception in themselves after that defeat which had raised severe questions on their means to contend at Euro 2020.
Having gone behind to Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensible 100-yard counter-attack Germany hit again by forcing personal targets from Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro earlier than Kai Havertz and man-of-the-match Robin Gosens doubled their lead, with Diogo Jota grabbing a comfort.
Victory threw Group F broad open with France on 4 factors and Germany and Portugal on three, with Hungary not but out of it after their draw with the world champions earlier within the day.
Low, who leaves his job subsequent month after 15 years within the publish, insists their focus is simply on the subsequent recreation in opposition to Hungary.
“It would not have something to do with initiating one thing,” he mentioned when requested what the end result meant for his or her event.
“It provides you some satisfaction however we by no means had any doubts after shedding to the world champions, we knew we might do higher.
“At a event you understand how it goes, step-by-step. The subsequent step will probably be Hungary, which will probably be onerous as they park the bus in defence.
“General it was a robust efficiency in opposition to a technically good Portuguese workforce who have been sturdy on the counter-attack.
“Particularly after going behind we confirmed an important workforce spirit, we did not lose management, we have been dynamic and energetic, created plenty of alternatives.
“We managed to be a risk to the defence and general this victory is properly deserved.”