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Low unconcerned by slow Germany start

15 October 2013 23:30

Germany coach Joachim Low was always confident his side would run out winners against Sweden on Tuesday, despite going 2-0 down.

Goals from Tobias Hysen and Alexander Kacaniklic put the home side ahead in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Friends Arena.

However, a hat-trick from Andre Schurrle along with goals from Mesut Ozil and Mario Gotze were enough to ensure Germany ended their campaign unbeaten - despite Hysen completing a brace for the hosts.

"We were 2-0 behind, although we had plenty of possession and many chances." Low told the DFB website.

"[It is] good that we have made ​​it 2-1 before the break. We have said that we win if we maintain the pace - and so it was."

Germany gained a measure of revenge on the Swedes, who were the only side to take points off them in Group C after drawing 4-4 in the reverse fixture.

Bastian Schweinsteiger made his 100th appearance for Germany in Stockholm and he added that his team were disappointed with the goals they conceded.

"It's always nice when many goals are scored," he said.

"But the first half was funny. We had chances, but Sweden scored goals. I think we played very well - although a 5-3 is not a really good result. 2-0 would have been better."

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