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Joachim Low expects Germany to learn their lesson after losing to Brazil

Low sees room for improvement.

Germany coach Joachim Low believes his young team can learn lessons from their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in Berlin.

Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal as Brazil brought an end to Germany’s 22-match unbeaten run in the first meeting between the teams since the Selecao suffered a 7-1 mauling on home soil in the 2014 World Cup semi-final.

Low told the German Football Association’s website: “It was to be expected that Brazil would be highly motivated from the start. It wasn’t our day today.

“We made lots of changes, you could see that. We made too many silly mistakes that made it easy for Brazil.

“We had a few young players on the pitch today. They got some experience and will learn from this.

“Overall, the mistakes added up. Everyone can obviously play better.”

Midfielder Toni Kroos believes Low’s men were much improved after the break.

And the Real Madrid playmaker feels there are positives to be taken from the defeat.

Kroos said: “The positive thing is that we played better football in the second half than we did in the first half.

“We have seen that we are not as good as some players believe. Maybe it was good to see that there is still a lot of room for improvement.”

Those thoughts were echoed by Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who added: “We made it too easy for Brazil and gave away too many counter opportunities by losing the ball.  There’s a lot to improve on.”

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