Germany humiliates Australia 4-0 in World Cup (3)

08:46, June 14, 2010      

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Brett Holman (R) of Australia vies with Sami Khedira of Germany during a Group D first round match between Germany and Australia at the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, South Africa, on June 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Haitong)

"We were disappointed about the result. Germany played much better than we did. We have to learn from this game and we have to recover from it in 5 to 6 days. We have to score in the next two games." said Verbeek in the post-match press conference.

"The next game is a final," Verbeek said of the match against Ghana. "We have to win that game."

German coach Joachim Loew said: "Today we were dominating for the whole match, but Australians were quite defensive.This is a good match and a good start, of course we can be happy, can be confident, we want to reach the list of 16."

Loew tipped the Aussies as a team with a fighting spirit. "We have to create pressure and opportunities," he said.

When talking about his young squad, Loew said: "We have a very young team. It can develop and has grown together over the last few weeks."

Germany will then play Serbia and Ghana in the next two group matches.

Podolski, who is from Cologne of Bundesliga, was voted best player of the match. He said: "We were pretty good from the very beginning to the very last. We implemented very well what we wanted to do."
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