Per takes positives from below-par Germany

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Germany´s performance in their Euro 2008 semi-final triumph over Turkey was their worst in the tournament according to defender Per Mertesacker, but he believes that can only bode well for the final.

Germany were given a going over by a makeshift Turkey side during the first half of Wednesday´s clash managed to reach half-time level at before a better second half showing saw them to a 3-2 win.

"It was our worst game in this tournament, but if you play that bad and still win then you are able to do great things," said the Werder Bremen centre-back.

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