Loew calls for a "killer instinct"

21 June 2012 06:17

Coach Joachim Loew has said he wants Germany to show a "killer instinct" and take their chances against tough-tackling Greece in Friday's quarter-final.

"It will be a very tight match, because the Greeks aren't a team that you can rip apart easily," said the 52-year-old. "For a quarter-final, you have to fight for everything. If we run a lot and play at a high tempo, we will get our chances in the last third of the pitch. Against Denmark, we had a few chances, but didn't take them, which caused us a few problems, so against the Greeks it is very important to have a killer instinct. We will be hitting a rock and they will be strong in defence, but we will find ways to create chances."

"I think the Greeks will not want to concede and will take their chances on the counter-attack, but our chances will come if we take an early lead," said the Germany coach.