Mario Gomez 29'
Germany win Group C on goal difference, and move into the Round of Sixteen to face one of three third-place sides to be known Wednesday night.
"We created a lot of very good chances but wasted them. Our opponents had no goalscoring opportunities. We simply need to be more purposeful and consistent."
Löw: Gomez gives Germany something different - from UEFA.com
"Mario Gomez scored the [winning] goal, which confirmed what we'd seen in training during the week. It was good to try a different type of player up front: a real nine instead of a 'false' nine. He likes to stay in the centre and that was important because they kept it compact and it gave them something to think about, freeing up people like Thomas Müller to get on the end of a couple of chances."Thomas Müller will end Germany goal drought - Joachim Löw
"I'm not worried about Thomas Muller not scoring," Löw said. "If he'd not had any chances I'd be more worried, but he had three or four really good ones and that shows that we're doing well.Germany's Löw hopeful Boateng will be fit for last 16
"I don't know exactly about Boateng. I hope the medical staff will succeed and I assume he will play in the next game," Löw said.Löw: "We totally dominated the match"
"We totally dominated the match. I was happy with the offensive action, our possession play and the increasing tempo. We were a lot better in the last third, with our runs forward, tempo and passing play. We penetrated their defence a lot more. However, I was disappointed that we did not make the most of our chances."
On Joshua Kimmich, he said "He did very well on the big stage. He made really good runs, was a good outlet on the right flank, and kept their defence very busy. I did not detect any nerves in him, he is very clever and self-confident, was strong in the tackle, and made a lot of movement going forward."
Jogi added "I believe that we can carry this result over into the next match, because our next opponent will also play very defensively. Sometimes teams can play up to five or six players in their back line, so you have to really penetrate."
Joachim Löw: Ich freue mich auf die K.o.-Runden - a post-match interview in which he calls the three clean sheets in the Group stage "gratifying".
And on potential Round of Sixteen opponents:
Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng (Benedikt Höwedes), Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector, Sami Khedira (Bastian Schweinsteiger), Toni Kroos, Mesut Özil, Thomas Müller, Mario Götze (Andre Schürrle), Mario Gomez
Joachim Löw made two changes from the game against Poland. Mario Gomez starting up front as striker (Julian Draxler was omitted), and Joshua Kimmich replacing Benedikt Höwedes for his first competitive start for Germany.
Krank - Löw nicht bei der Pressekonferenz - 20 June 2016
The team flew to Paris on Monday morning, and during the afternoon it was announced that Joachim Löw would not be hosting the UEFA pre-match press conference due to a cold, being replaced by Thomas Schneider. He was later pictured sneezing at training!
Training, Evian-les-Bains, 19 June 2016
A rainy training session today, which included a visit from Lucien Favre.
Warum ist Joachim Löw eigentlich so entspannt? - Berlin Morgenpost comments on Jogi's 'new' relaxed demeanour. - 19 June 2016
Looking relaxed and often breaking out into a smile, Joachim Löw spoke, on his own, for over forty minutes this morning. He told the journalists present that he did not consider this work, and in fact enjoyed holding such press conferences.
The players will have a day off today, arranged regardless of the Poland result, and Jogi explained why. "It was the plan all along, regardless of the result against Poland. We've trained every single day since arriving in Evian. Now is the time to release some of the tension and regenerate. We still have two days of training before the Northern Ireland game. For us, this tournament is seven weeks long and therefore it's good to have a day where you can enjoy your freedom and do the things you like to. But this doesn't mean that concentration will be lacking. On Sunday we will begin our preparation for the game with full focus. If you're constantly under tension at a tournament, you won't have a chance to win it."
"The spirit in the team is good, everybody is focused," he said.
"Things repeat themselves so much," said Löw. "The discussion conjures a smile from me. In 2014 there was the discussion that we have no leading players.Euro 2016 format has taken the excitement away, says Germany boss Joachim Löw
"The 16 teams was ideal. It made for great matches from day one," said Löw.Löw questions whether German youngsters ready
"They do all what is required of them and they do well in training, but you can feel 'this is the national team' - they need to get used to the tempo and the quality," said Löw.Germany have no scoring problem, will top group: Löw
"Our team in all the matches creates chances. I don't see it as a fundamental problem for us. It just appeared in that one match," Löw said."We always scored many goals. I don't see an attacking problem after one game."Löw on criticism, Northern Ireland and Italy omens
(On a potential quarter-final with bogey team Italy) - "In 2006, they started awfully and won the World Cup. Now they have made a bright start ... that gives me hope."Other points from dfb.de:
the 0-0 draw with Poland - Our defence was good, but in the final third we couldn't find a breakthrough and criticism is justified here. Often we lacked numbers in the box, played high balls forward which worked in Poland's favour. But we can also live with this point quite well. We succeeded in defending as a team and barely allowed any chances. Unfortunately we couldn't find the right timing and pace going forward. We addressed this problem with the team and it's a good approach to work on improving it.
the fitness of his team - Physically the team is in a good state. The things that didn't go well against Poland didn't have any specific reasons.
Jerome Boateng - Jerome has been a leading figure in our team for a while now. He was already in great shape back at the World Cup in 2014 and produced a decisive performance in the final, allowing us to win the title. His development has been very, very good. I liked the fact that he voiced criticism after the Poland game. He engrosses the leading role in the team and has a feeling for how things will unfold. He is very highly regarded within the team and obviously a world class defender.
making changes to his starting line-up - There certainly could be changes. I'm currently debating that myself.
next opponents Northern Ireland - They are one of the surprise teams so far this tournament. They have an unbelievable fighting spirit and unbelievable energy. They are a very dangerous side and have players in their squad, who can cover a lot of ground and are good in the air. Their defence is also very solid.
Asked whether it was possible that Philipp Lahm could return to the national team, Jogi said that his retirement was final, and this had to be accepted.
"Spain have a lot of class in their team, and it's always been that way - not just yesterday... In 2014 they ended up being eliminated, but even then their style of play was firstclass", Löw said today from the team's base in Evian.
Training, Evian-les-Bains, 17 June 2016