Tbilisi (Georgia), March 30 Germany coach Joachim Low expressed mixed emotions after watching his side complete a 2-0 win against Georgia in a Euro 2016 football qualifier here.
Strikes from forwards Marco Reus and Thomas Muller within five minutes just before the break were enough for Germany to pick up the three points from a comfortable - if not impressive - 2-0 win on Sunday.
It was still not the most inspiring of performances from a side who have struggled notably since lifting the World Cup last year.
"I was happy with how we played in the first half," Low was quoted as saying by fifa.com on Monday.
"We combined well and looked dangerous. After the break we were a bit sloppy and made a few mistakes. Georgia stayed deep and made it difficult for us."
Muller reiterated his manager's comments, believing they should have done better in the second period, saying: "I think the key to our success was that we spent a lot of time in their half. We didn't always play the right pass and we lost the ball too often. In the second half we could have made it easier for ourselves.
"I have mixed feelings because we started strongly but didn't manage to score after the break. However, it is nice to climb up the table," fifa.com quoted him as saying.