Germans wary of complacency ahead of Denmark encounter

“The (2-1) victory over Netherlands felt like a qualification but we have come back down to reality,” Bierhoff said

Written by Reuters | Published:June 17, 2012 12:52 am

Germany may think they are through to the last eight after wins against their seemingly strongest Group B rivals but manager Oliver Bierhoff urged caution ahead of the decider against dark horses Denmark. The Germans notched two straight victories over Portugal and Netherlands to lead the group with six points but they could still be eliminated if things do not go their way in Lviv on Sunday.

“The (2-1) victory over Netherlands felt like a qualification but we have come back down to reality,” Bierhoff said. “We are not through yet so we have to be extremely careful against Denmark,” said the former Germany striker.

Denmark upset Netherlands 1-0 before losing 3-2 to Portugal. Germany need a point to make sure they advance. Denmark,who are on three points,would qualify if they beat Germany,whatever the score,if it becomes a three-team head-to-head ‘mini-league’ with Portugal.

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