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Germany manager praises youth system

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Germany manager Joachim Low has praised the younger players in his squad and their development into the national team.

Germany beat Ecuador 4-2 in Florida last night, with 24-year-old Lars Bender scoring twice while Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski also netted a brace.

"Our basic philosophy has been not to rely on a pool of 15 but 30 players, and which is why this trip is important," Low told reporters. “Germany has benefited from great development in the last few years.”

Germany were 4-0 up inside 24 minutes, before Ecuador hit back to score twice in the second half.

Being an international friendly, the second half was interrupted by a number of substitutes, both teams using up the allowed amount of six replacements.

Low added: "I think it was a great first half, it sort of gave us wind for the rest of the game."

Germany do not face a competitive match until September but the the 2010 World Cup semi-finalists will travel to Washington to face the USA on Sunday in their last game of the season.

The Germans are yet to lose a game as they top their World Cup qualifying group on 16 points, six ahead of Austria who they face in their next group game on September 6.

 

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