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Loew urges Germans to respect other teams



Germany coach Joachim Loew has called on German fans to respect the performances of other teams and not to expect too much from their own national team.

In an interview published on Monday on the homepage of the German football federation (DFB), Loew said that he hoped people would take something from 2012 into the new year. "Our expectations should be guided by reality, not hope and dreams."

He said that Spain had worked towards winning titles for years. "I think we Germans would do well to respect the performances of other teams. Every opponent deserves respect. We are not the only ones dreaming of winning a trophy."

Loew said that while it was too early to talk about 2014, he was looking forward to the World Cup in Brazil. "Finals are the best thing. I do not see them as pressure, but as a chance. I do not think I will be measured simply on trophies."

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