Reactions in Germany was bad after loss to Iran, says Christian Wueck

Reactions in Germany was bad after loss to Iran, says Christian Wueck

Coming into the match here on Friday, both Germany and Guinea had the chance to advance to the next round. "They played as a unit, controlled the proceedings and exploited the gaps in the German defence to score a fluent 4-0 win", said Iran coach Abbas Chamanian.

Meanwhile German captain Jann-Fiete Arp, the biggest name in the team, said that his players realised that they had to do something very different after the Iran game.

Guinea kicked off the second half and started it strongly as they had ended the first half, but slowly Germany got hold of the match and started to attack relentlessly.

"The reactions in Germany were not so good after the last game, so the pressure on my players was very, very high". With fifth and final change in the XI, the intelligent playmaker Elias Abouchabaka pushing forward into what often looked more like a 4-1-1-4 than a 4-2-3-1, Germany brought some mistakes to bear on the Guinean defence, and Arp capitalised on one such error to give Germany an early goal.

Wuck said that the conditions in Kochi were better than in Goa and helped the game a lot. We are looking forward to the game.

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Germany, who have qualified for the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup as fifth-place finisher from Europe via a play-off, began their campaign with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Costa Rica before slumping to an embarrassing 0-4 defeat to Iran. We saw their last game on TV yesterday.

"We have a team who is very strong on the offence".

Summary: That boils down to beating Costa Rica to guarantee topping the group."Goa is a good omen for us", the stoic Chamanian said. However coach Souleymane Camara feels the experience will bear fruit in six years' time, when the Africans will host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time.

"We should not get carried away with the victory against the Germans and instead focus on Costa Rica who always look unsafe in front of the goal with their skillful play", he added. They have topped the group with the full nine points from three matches.

Wuck signed off by saying that the Round of 16 match against Colombia will be a hard one, the team will take rest and start the preparation for the match soon. "We were nervous in the first half and in that bargain we conceded two penalties, which costs us the match". Unlike the Colombians, they will also be playing on the third surface inside four games, going away from a venue they took a liking to. But I think my players are very strong and very fast.

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