Boateng blasts German attack

German defender Jerome Boateng was critical of his side’s forwards after the world champions failed to find the net during a dull 0-0 draw with Poland on Thursday.

Germany remain on course for the last 16 after a second clean sheet left them top of Group C with four points from two games, but the Bayern Munich star warned the front players needed to raise their game.
"We didn't win any one-on-ones up front and the movement [in front of goal] was missing," he told ZDF.

"We need to be pleased with a 0-0 draw,” said the central defender. “We must improve our finishing, we play well until the last third, then we can't get past our opponent and aren't dangerous. We have to improve that or we won't get far."

Boateng was reunited with his new Munich teammate Mats Hummels after the big signing from BVB Dortmund recovered from injury, and things went well as they kept Bayern’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski quiet.

The blank marked the first time Germany have failed to score in 15 games at a major finals.

Germany will be hoping their misfiring forwards can do better when they face Northern Ireland in their final group game in Paris on Tuesday.