Germany manager Low says Chile are a strong side
Germany coach Joachim Low has acted scathingly at criticism of his team after they ran out as narrow 1-0 winners against Chile in the latest round of World Cup warm-up fixtures. The home side were lambasted for merely winning by a solitary goal but Low maintains that Chile, who could quite easily face Brazil in the second round of this summer's tournament, are a quality outfit.
"Now I think everybody can see how strong Chile are. I said it on monday. They are strong technically, tactically and in the way the implement it."
"We had many situations where we were not close enough to our opponents. there were places the Chileans were always able to get the ball."
South American sides are expected to compete fiercely this summer and Low has welcomed the challenge:"It's always good when you see there are good players outside Germany, too. teams from South America will play an important role for their continent."