Joachim Low warned England that the Germany team they will face in the round of 16 next Tuesday will be a different proposition to the team that sneaked through Group F after drawing 2-2 with Hungary in Budapest.
The three-time European champions needed to avoid defeat to qualify, but found themselves going behind to Adam Szalai’s stooping header on 11 minutes.
Kai Havertz scrambled home the equaliser midway through the second period before Andras Schafer hit back to put the underdogs back in front.
However, with six minutes left in the game Leon Goretzka scored to save Germany’s blushes and knock the Magyars out.
“We made mistakes but we fought, showed character,” said Low.
“It was not for the faint-hearted. At the end to come through this group was good and that was the aim.
“What matters is that we are through. Now we play with England and we can look forward to that match.
“It is an absolute highlight to play at Wembley against England. We will be a different team than tonight, I can promise you that.
“All the “small” teams invest so much work and defend well. Hungary played with ten men in their own half and they had nothing to lose. It’s great that we got through in this tough group. Now we can look forward to a match against England.
“We showed great morale. It was good to see that we fought hard until we got the equaliser. It was a nervy match. We knew Hungary would give it their all. I am just happy we got through in this group.”
Low will step down at the end of this tournament having been in charge of the national team since 2004. He will be replaced by former Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.