DENMARK 2 - 2 GERMANY

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Copenhagen
Friendly

Goalscorers:
Denmark - Dennis Rommedahl 74', Mads Junker 87'
Germany - Mario Gomez 19', Patrick Helmes 72'

Match Reports - 12 August 2010
Goal.com with match details and player ratings.
Denmark grab late equaliser against second-string Germany
Sloppy Germany thwarted by Denmark in friendly

"On the whole, it was acceptable," Germany coach Joachim Löw reflected afterwards. "I saw several points on which we can build. I could really not expect much more."
Joachim Löw satisfied with performance
"It was generally satisfactory. I have watched a team that tried to be well organized and create opportunities,
there were some nice ideas," Löw told the press.
On Mario Gomez "The goal will strengthen his confidence,"

A post-match clip originally on Sportschau

and (left) a post-match interview on ZDF


Match highlights from tv.dfb.de
More match highlights can be seen here

Hitzlsperger Handed Armband - 11 August 2010

"Thomas was very disappointed about not being called up for the World Cup, but his current frame of mind is good," Germany manager Joachim Löw said."His transfer back to England has lifted him again and he seems very relaxed, agile and has made a very fit impression.Hitzlsperger has always needed a lot of match practice and then he has always been able to impress. His prospects have improved."
On resting players:
"We know that this date is not really ideal for the club, but we are happy to be able to give some players who were not with us in South Africa a chance," Loew said."In that respect it is a welcome thing that we can rest several established names, both for the Bundesliga and for the national team, since there were many injuries during the first half of the 2006 season due to the short recovery phase after the World Cup."
Press Conference, Copenhagen, 10 August 2010

Detail from the Press Conference here

Training Sessions, 9 & 10 August 2010
Video from Hotel and Training Session, 10 August 2010

Pre-Match News:
Rudi Voller comments on Adler omission - 7 Aug 2010
Denmark Squad Named - 6 Aug 2010
Joachim Löw to spare World Cup Stars Denmark Call Up - 5 Aug 2010
"It was clear to us from the beginning that we would have to do without established names after the World Cup. We are aware of our responsibility towards the form and the health of our national-team players.Particularly given the high strains placed on them at the World Cup, it is therefore important now for them to concentrate on their club football in preparation for the new season."However, Löw rejects the idea that he has named a reserve team for the first match since beating Uruguay in the third-place play-off at the World Cup.
He said: "It was decisive for us that we nominated players who we had been observing before the World Cup and who had been able to put themselves in contention for selection with their good performances."from mirrorfootball.co.uk - 6 Aug 2010

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