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Germany in ‘good mood’ and ‘optimistic’ despite dull Euro 2020 start

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Drawn in the toughest group, Die Mannschaft need improvement if they are to qualify for the last-16 of the tournament.

Germany are in a “good mood” and “optimistic” despite a dull start to their Euro 2020 campaign, says  Kevin Volland.

Germany were beaten by France 1-0 in their own background in their opening game of the European Championships.

Joachim Low’s men will go into their next game on Saturday desperate for points. However, it doesn’t get much, or perhaps any, easier as up next they the defending champions – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

Portugal are unbeaten in their previous seven games across all competitions while Ronaldo, who bagged a brace last time out to surpass Michel Platini as the competition’s all-time top-scorer, is in red-hot goalscoring form.

The Germans, nevertheless, are “not nervous” as Volland says his side are hopeful of progressing past the group stages.

The Monaco man told Goal and SPOX: “We are not nervous, we are all in a good mood and optimistic that we will play a good game against Portugal and get through the group stage.

“It’s annoying that we lost the game because we had a decent performance overall. We certainly could have played some situations better, we have to work on that, but the mood is good and we are now looking forward to the next game.”