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European Qualifiers: Unhappy Joachim Low slams Germany after 4-0 win over Gibraltar

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Germany coach Joachim Low was "anything but happy" with his side's 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Gibraltar on Friday night.

Although they got the three points they needed, and expected, the lack of more goals left Low in a fury.

"The team did not fulfil the expectations the way we thought they would," he told RTL television. "I'm anything but happy.

"We want to play like world champions and we've scored four goals too few."

Even though Gibraltar "parked the bus", in the words of Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, a side which was capable of putting seven past hosts Brazil at the World Cup would have been expected to find a way through.

"You've got to increase the tempo when they do that and we didn't manage it," Low bemoaned, before criticising the fringe players he had given a chance in Nuremberg.

"I didn't see very much from them at all."

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Instead, it was regulars Thomas Muller - with two goals - and Mario Gotze who made the difference.

"We had hoped for a better scoreline, but with Gibraltar standing as deep as they were, it was not easy," said Gotze.

"We should have scored more and been more forceful and we've only got ourselves to blame for that."

Nevertheless, Germany moved into a share of second place in Group D with Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, three points adrift of group leaders Poland, who had beaten Gibraltar 7-0 and have a far superior goal difference as a result.

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