"When we switch on that turbo my team can do a lot of things. I am looking forward to the tournament."
Germany - Andre Schürrle 52', Lukas Podolski 72', Benedikt Höwedes 73', Miroslav Klose 76', Mario Götze 82', 89'
Armenia - Henrikh Mkhitaryan 69' (pg)
The last match before the team travel to Brasil was an eventful game with five goals in 17 minutes for Germany, including a record-breaking one for Miroslav Klose. The victory is overshadowed however by a worrying injury to Marco Reus.
"We looked fresher and we took the tempo up in the second-half, but we still need a few good days training in Brazil," said Löw.Germany sweat over injury to Marco Reus after rout of Armenia
"I do not know how bad it is," coach Joachim Löw told ZDF television. "He is being examined as we speak in hospital and we will wait and see what comes out of it.Six-goal Germany crush Armenia in final warmup
Miroslav Klose becomes all time top scorer
With his 69th international goal, Miroslav Klose has become the highest German national team goalscorer of all time, surpassing Gerd Müller's record.
Player ratings and match statistics from goal.com
Löw: "Das kann noch mal einen Schub geben" -Joachim Löw is interviewed on dfb.de
On a personal note, there was a career milestone for Jogi, this match marking his longest ever unbeaten run as Bundestrainer - eleven games!
Reus verpasst WM - Löw nominiert Mustafi nach - 7 June 2014
Bundestrainer Joachim Löw zur Verletzung von Marco Reus - an interview on tv.dfb.de
Training, Coface Arena, Mainz, 5 June 2014
Joachim Löw spoke of the match against Armenia the following day, and said they had been specifically chosen as playing a similar attacking game to Portugal. He said they wanted to leave Germany with a good performance and momentum to carry them into Brazil.
"Both Philipp and Bastian have trained without problems and I assume they will play, but I don't know yet for how long," Germany head coach Joachim Low said on Thursday.Manuel Neuer to miss Germany World Cup warm-up with shoulder injury
"Müller-Wohlfahrt [the team doctor] says there's absolutely no danger of him missing the first game against Portugal," Löw said. "We know how important a good start in the competition is for us."
"To be honest I am a bit surprised by the reaction against Mesut," Löw told a news conference ahead of his team's final warmup game against Armenia on Friday.Löw "The Striker-type has changed significantly over the years"
"The topic of a "false" or "traditional 9" have been discussed quite a lot in Germany. I won't be taking that discussion to Brazil though. In Marco Reus, Lukas Podolski, Thomas Muller, Andrew Schurrle and Miroslav Klose players who have trained and developed to score goals. The striker-type has changed significantly over the years. He must be technically good to be able to utilize the space up front. And we have enough players in our squad who can play as a striker." - from bundesligafanatic.comSummary of other points:
- Speaks of the 'tingling' and anticipation - will be glad when they finally arrive in Brazil. Preparation went well with the players that were available.
- He is not tense, he is relaxed, but knows the importance of a good start to the tournament.
- Said he had seen the Adidas advert with Lukas Podolski and it is not a matter he considers himself involved in.
- Thomas Müller will not allow the talk over his club future to distract him.
- The atmosphere tomorrow night will depend on us and our performance, but the Mainz crowd usually make for a good atmosphere.
- As a coach is used to injury situations.
Löw: "Wenn es losgeht, werden wir den WM-Turbo zünden" - a summary of the press conference from dfb.de.
Löw accepts failure could lead to axe - 6 June 2014
"I have a contract, but I also know that a Bundestrainer will always be judged by the team's performance in a tournament," he said. "Should we be eliminated at the group stage, it would be necessary that changes are made.Yet again at the press conference it was necessary for Jogi to discuss the terms of his contract and talk about what would happen in the event of a "failure". I have no doubt that these questions are being asked despite the answer he will give being already known - he has had to say it enough times - and are being asked simply to give the headline makers yet another chance to accentuate the negative.
Does it really need saying that any coach of one of the top nations would most likely vacate his post in the event of a Group stage exit? And can anyone in Italy confirm whether Cesare Prandelli is being constantly asked this question?
Last updated 8 June 2014