The manager of the German national football team, Joachim Low, has said that his side is up for its last World Cup qualifying game against Sweden despite the fact that they have already made it to the finals.

A win over Republic of Ireland on Friday secured Germany’s place in the finals and now, the game against Sweden is like a dead rubber for them, but, they are still desperately waiting for that game and there is a reason behind it. Actually, when these two sides had faced each other in October last year, the German team had gone up by 4-0 at one point of time and they were looking like winning that game comfortably, but, that didn’t happen. Things turned around. Four goals from the Swedish team in the second half equalized the proceedings and all Germany got was 1 point.

Talking to the reporters after the game against Republic of Ireland, Low said, “We all are ecstatic after making it to the finals, but, we are looking forward to the next game.”

“The last time we had played against Sweden, it was a draw and we were really disappointed by that. We want victory this time around.”

For the game against Republic of Ireland, Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose were not available. So, Low decided to use Mesut Ozil as a striker. That move didn’t seem to be working at the start as Ozil was feeling the heat playing upfront, but, later on, the Arsenal midfielder settled down and ended up scoring a goal too.

When asked about Ozil’s performance, the Germany boss said, “We asked him to play at an unfamiliar position today and he responded pretty well. He looked really good towards the end of the game.”


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