GERMANY 3 - 0 MALTA
Thursday 13 May 2010
Cacau 16', 58', Kenneth Scicluna (og) 60'
Match Reports - 13/14 May 2010
Germany sink Malta in warm-up
Cacau strikes twice as Germany beat Malta 3-0
"The result is too few goals," said Germany coach Joachim Löw. "We played well, carved out chances and that was positive but we squandered too many of them."
Löw bemoans lack of goals
"We scored too few goals," said Löw. "We created many chances, but we were a bit too wasteful in front of goal. The final result was a bit too low."
Cacau brace lifts Germany
Tireless Cacau lifts Germany past Malta
On the other hand, Löw was full of praise for his debutants. "Several young players have played their way into contention in a positive way," he added. "Dennis Aogo and also Kevin Grosskreutz impressed a lot."
Löw was forced to play a weakened side with many of his first-choice selection still on club duty for the upcoming domestic cup finals or the Champions League final - something which remains an annoyance for the coach.
"We have just got to take it as it is," he said. "Of course we would prefer to have these players earlier. But we will work hard on the team in the final two weeks before the World Cup."
Training session at the Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, 12 May 2010
Arriving at the Hilton Hotel in Düsseldorf - 12 May 2010
The squad meet up for the first time - from tv.dfb.de
A press interview at the Hotel
For more from this month see my May 2010 timeline
Last updated 20 September 2011
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