Joachim Low believes that not much should be read into Germany’s 8-0 World Cup qualifying victory against San Marino, but says he is pleased with how they dominated the match.
The Mannschaft maintained their unbeaten run in the journey to qualify for Russia 2018 and lead Group C by five points after securing four victories from four games, scoring 16 goals and conceding none.
Low highlighted the individual performance of Serge Gnabry, who netted a hat-trick on his international debut and becoming the German to do so since Dieter Muller in 1976.
“We obviously can’t read too much into the game. The team tried to score goals and they managed that,” he told the DFB’s website.
“Serge showed signs in training that he is very quick and can finish well. We said before the game that we wanted to let the other team do all the running.
“They didn’t get forward and played damage limitation football. We want to bring young players through so it’s obviously good when they players can train with us.
“You can’t take too much from today’s game, but for someone like Serge it’s very good for him,
“After the World Cup win, things didn’t always go our way and we didn’t deliver to expectation.
“Because of that we decided before the qualification campaign that we want to dominate the group from the beginning, and so far it has worked.”