Miroslav Klose 48', Mario Gomez 76', Lukas Podolski 86'
A perfect start to Germany's Euro 2012 qualification campaign, as they end the 2010 matches with four wins out of four.
Match Reports - 12/13 October 2010
"We have 12 points - that is what we wanted, so I have to be satisfied," Löw told the media after the match. "We achieved what we wanted to do, but obviously some errors occurred.""What the team managed to achieve this year has been great, I can't expect them to be brilliant every game.Germany confirm lead with routine win in Kazakhstan
"We achieved our goal against opponents who made life difficult through their athleticism and discipline," Löw told German television."I expected this sort of match from the Kazakhs. We made quite a few errors but that was a problem of adaptation to the pitch with its articifial grass. We have 12 points and we are in a good place. I cannot ask for more.""We are all the more comfortable after the surprise loss for the Turks - but we still must win more matches before we can go to Euro 2012."
Match statistics and player ratings from Goal.com
Löw: "Haben enorm viel geleistet" - in an interview with dfb.de, Jogi spoke of taking a 'big step' towards Euro 2012, that they still need to win some more games, but can be confident with four wins out of four. He also spoke of the surprise result with Azerbaijan beating Turkey, and that it was a good result for former Bundestrainer Berti Vogts.
Bundestrainer Löw: "Die Mannschaft hat Sensationelles geleistet" - another post-match media interview,
Training, Astana, 11 October 2010
"If everything goes well and according to our plan, Mesut will be able to train on Monday evening and then will be fit to play," Löw said.Confident Germany ready for Kazakhstan Test
(on Mesut Özil's injury doubts) "I'm convinced that we can also surmount this hurdle,' Löw said Sunday in Berlin."If everything goes as it should then I expect to name the same team," said Löw, who will make a decision on Özil's fitness 24 hours before kick-off."I also have Toni Kroos, Cacau or Marko Marin to play in Özil's position," he added.Speaking of the artificial surface the German side will face, Jogi reminded the press that many of the side had faced a similar surface, (in Russia in 2009), but that the team only have today to get used to it, and whilst not easy, they will manage it.
On a personal basis Jogi spoke the recovery time after the World Cup, not just the tournament itself but the year of preparation beforehand. He said this took a time of around six weeks, and that when September arrived he was fully motivated and excited. "I had no energy problems" he said.
A summary of the Press Conference from de.eurosport
Löws Helden nachts in Berlin unterwegs - 10 October 2010
Germany's Mesut Ozil will undergo a last-minute test on an ankle injury before the World Cup semi-finalists take on Kazakhstan in their Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday, the national federation said."National coach Joachim Löw has arranged with the doctors and physical trainers to give him a fitness test in the final training session on Monday," the DFB said in a statement. from AFP, - 9 October 2010
For articles on squad selection for the October 2010 Euro 2012 qualifiers against Turkey and Kazakhstan, see my Turkey page.
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