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One win means nothing: Mahmoud Dahoud

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The Germany U21 midfielder says his team is happy of beating Denmark, but that one win doesn’t mean they have already qualified to the next round.

The U21 Germany national team defeated Denmark 3-1 this Monday, as they look to defend their U21 EURO title.

But for German midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, this victory doesn’t mean anything in the long run, as they still have rivals to beat.

“We have started the tournament well. It was an important win and what we hoped for,” he told the nation’s website.

“Marco Richter and Luca Waldschmidt both played excellently. Some of our attacks were beautiful to watch.”

“Nevertheless, we need to analyze the negatives as well. We want to work on our mistakes,” he added.

“We made it difficult for ourselves in the opening phases of the game.”

He explained: “We didn’t get into the game quick enough and gave the ball away too easily. After going 1-0 up, we were a bit better on the ball and started to implement the game plan and in the end, it was a deserved victory.”

“However, we shouldn’t have conceded. We could have defended better so there was no penalty in the first place. Luckily, we didn’t let them back into the game after they scored.”

He also spoke about his next rival, Serbia: “It will be a tough game. The fact that Serbia lost its first game against Austria means nothing”

“They have some super individuals and will give everything. Serbia needs to win in order to carry on in the competition. We need to be fully focused on the game. We want to win this game too.”