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Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would look to win the group after Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Poland moved them to the brink of the last 16 of the World Cup.

Substitute Oliver Neuville’s stoppage time winner almost guarantees them a spot in the second round.

“We will enjoy this win and focus on Ecuador from tomorrow onwards,” Klinsmann said. “We want to finish top of this group and play in stadiums we have got used to.”

If Germany top the group then they will play their last 16 match in Munich, against the runners-up of Group B.

“We believe in this team. We need wins to get the people behind us and then the trust will grow from game to game,” Klinsmann declared.

“We have a lot of respect for Ecuador but we want to beat them and give the 80,000 fans in Berlin a treat.”

After beating Paraguay 1-0, England are favourites to top Group B, and if Germany can do the same, they will avoid their rivals in the knockout phase.

But Klinsmann says he was not worried who his team faced.

“I think there are a lot of good teams in this tournament,” Klinsmann said. “Argentina made a good impression against Ivory Coast and everyone is talking about them.

“But from our point of view this World Cup is in our country and I think we can hold our own against anyone. We will go for it.

“We knew from the beginning that we needed to show lot of dedication and get the talent out of this team. I think we are doing that.”

Klinsmann praised the spirit in his team after their last gasp win over Poland.

“I expected it to be that difficult. But I think we deserved to win as we were the dominant side,” he said.

“The team was so offensive and really wanted the goal. We kept going and that is what pleased me most. The team never stopped believing.

“I was getting nervous and exploded at the end. It was one of the nicest moments in my brief managerial career.”

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