Turkey - Hakan Balta 79'
Germany - Mario Gomez 35', Thomas Müller 66', Bastian Schweinsteiger 86' (pg)
"First of all, big congratulations to the team, who had to withstand a good team [in Turkey]. " the 51-year-old told reporters after the game.Löw looking for perfect ten after Turkey rout
"Against Belgium, we will not change a lot of players, we are taking this game too seriously for that," said Loew. "I must pay a big compliment to the team, we dealt with a good opponent in a difficult atmosphere. To win in front of 50,000 Turks against a motivated team is a good result."In this interview with dfb.de, Jogi is interviewed about aspects of the game, including Manuel Neuer's part in Germany's goals, Bastian Schweinsteiger's dominance, and his touchline emotions!
Löw: "Wollen auch das zehnte Spiel gewinnen" - a post-match interview from suddeutsche.de.
And in this conversation with Bild before leaving Istanbul, Jogi confesses to having enjoyed a post-match glass of wine or two, but as a coach is always thinking ahead to the next game!
Match analysis from Bundesliga Fanatic
Match highlights from team.dfb.de
Mario Götze starts for Germany as Mesut Özil misses Turkey match - 7 October 2011
Turkish media claim Mesut Özil is feigning injury - from goal.com - 7 October 2011
Coach Joachim Löw countered claims the playmaker was eager to miss the game in an attempt to avoid a hostile reception on the pitch.
Gomez fit to face Turks, still hopes for Klose and Özil - more from kicker.de - 6 October 2011
Germany's Löw sets deadline for injured trio - 6 October 2011
"We have in fact a few question marks over our players," admitted Löw, who has left Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos at home in Germany with the 'flu.In the press conference today in Istanbul, Jogi spoke of his team's incentive to set a new German qualifying record, his respect for the Turkish side (he believes the Turks did not show their true colours in Berlin) and the quandry for German-Turkish players in deciding who to represent. He also dismissed any parallels between tomorrow's match and that after securing top spot in the Euro 2008 qualifiers (lost by Germany 3-0 to the Czech Republic).
Löw erwartet "andere" Türken - drei Spieler angeschlagen - the press conference summarised on dfb.de
Germany pursue perfection in final qualifiers - 5 October 2011
"We want to go through this campaign undefeated and will try to win the remaining two games," coach Joachim Löw told reporters. "We want to set an historic milestone with ten wins out of as many games."Die furchterregenden Istanbul-Erlebnisse des Joachim Löw - an article focusing on Jogi's past time in Turkey
Joachim Löw began the press conference by stating his desire to finish the Euro 2012 qualifiers with ten wins out of ten, but said that Turkey and Belgium would be great challenges as both teams are battling for second place. He expected the Turkey game to be in an emotionally charged atmosphere.
"We know what to expect in Turkey. Whenever they play against Germany the mood is heated and the whole country is behind their team," Löw told the press.One reporter asked about Sami Khedira and the rumours of a possible move away from Real Madrid, with Chelsea being mentioned. Jogi's response was that both Sami and Mesut Özil have great respect for Jose Mourinho, who Jogi is in regular contact with, and that he does not believe that Khedira will be released.
Marco Reus' may make his debut, Jogi commenting 'Es ist an der Zeit, dass er bei uns eingesetzt wird'.
On the subject of German-born players, such as Ömer Toprak, opting to play for Turkey, he said no player is put under pressure and whilst the opportunities are pointed out to them, every individual's decision is accepted.
Kroos doubtful for Turkey showdown
"Toni Kroos could miss out," Löw told reporters. "He was still in bed with a virus yesterday but he felt better, but today blood results show he is still not over it. So we may decide that he can't travel with us."Löw will Gündogan für Deutschland sichern
Löw: "Wollen die Qualifikation ungeschlagen überstehen" - Summary of the press conference from dfb.de
A video from team.dfb.de taken as the team arrive in Mainz.
"It was important for us to qualify early on and now we want to win these two qualifiers to have won 10 out of 10," said coach Joachim Löw.
(on leaving out Marcel Schmelzer and Sven Bender) "They have both been plagued by injuries in the past few weeks, so we have decided not to call them up this time," Joachim Low said. "I've spoken to them on the phone, they will use the next few days to get some training action at their club."Full squad:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)
Defenders: Dennis Aogo (Hamburger SV), Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber, Philipp Lahm (all Bayern Munich) Benedict Höwedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Christian Träsch (VfL Wolfsburg)
Midfield: Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund)Sami Khedira, Mesut Özil (both Real Madrid), Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (all Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Cologne), Marco Reus (Borussia Monchengladbach), Simon Rolfes, Andr&3acute; Schürrle (both Bayer Leverkusen)
Forwards: Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich),Miroslav Klose (Lazio),Cacau (VfB Stuttgart)
Look back on the home Turkey Euro 2012 qualifier which took place in Berlin last year.
Thanks once again to Famous3Kings, West Kensington, London, for screening the game and everyone there for such a great atmosphere!
Last updated 27 December 2011