Joachim Low believes his current Germany side is well equipped to gain revenge for a Euro 2008 final loss to Spain when the two sides meet again in tonight’s World Cup semi-final (kick off 19.30 BST).
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Germany are 10/11 with Blue Square to qualify for Sunday’s decider and Loww promised a much improved performance from his team, who were beaten 1-0 in that Vienna game.
“In 2008 we did not have the same consistency,” he said. “I had seen in our pre-tournament preparations that we have players of a higher playing quality. Our combination football and the flow of our game have improved.
“Two years ago we put in a lot of energy but were not in a position to dominate a game. Now we can cause problems for teams and are much better with the ball.”
Loww is obviously not taking Spain lightly, but has also vowed to stick with the attacking policy which has seen his side put four goals past both England and Argentina in the knockout stages.
“Iniesta, Villa and others, these are world-class players,” he added. “But it’s our attacking force that has brought us success here and if we don’t try to be offensive we won’t have a chance.
“We won’t be able to nail them down in their own half but we will have to force them to work back and use every chance we have ourselves to get forward.”
Blue Square punters can get 11/10 there are at least three goals scored in this match and 14/5 for four or more following a high-scoring first semi-final between Holland and Uruguay.