Germany boss Joachim Low claims he never had that "Sweden feeling" in their 4-1 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier victory at home to Kazakhstan, despite a relaxed second-half performance which allowed the visitors to score and create a host of chances.
Goals from the Borussia Dortmund contingence of Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Ilkay Guendogan put the hosts in a dominant position inside eight minutes, before Bundesliga-based Heinrich Schmidtgal punished a rare mistake from Manuel Neuer immediately after the interval.
The second-half performance from Low's side stirred nervous memories of Germany's four-goal capitulation at the hands of Sweden in an earlier FIFA World Cup qualifier, yet Low remained confident on the touchline against Kazakhstan. "We should have scored more goals, but I never had a Sweden feeling," said the Germany coach.
Captain Philipp Lahm echoed Low's confidence and called for calm among some critical post-match analysis. "I don't think our second half was that bad. We still created lots of chances. This team is capable of wrapping games up early," he said.