Germany coach Joachim Loew not allowing himself to get carried away after seeing Germany record a record 13-0 win over San Marino.
The result eclipsed the previous highest win in European Championship history, bettering Spain’s 12-1 win over Malta in 1983, and equalled Germany’s heaviest win outside the Olympic Games.
“We’re completely satisfied but I had no idea about the records,” said Loew, who has led his team to three successive victories since replacing Juergen Klinsmann after the World Cup.
“It really doesn’t matter if we scored 11, 12 or 13. It was just good to see the players going forward on the attack, and to win the game.
“We can still improve on certain things — with our pressing and in staying compact on the pitch.”
Germany’s biggest win was a 16-0 success against Russia at the 1912 Olympics and they have one other 13-0 win to their credit, against Finland in 1940.
The Germans now lead Euro 2008 qualifying Group D with six points from two games.
Czech Republic, who lie second also with six points look the likeliest side to challenge Germany in the group.
“The Czechs are seemingly our hardest opponents,” Loew said. “But Ireland will cause a lot of problems and I wouldn’t write off Slovakia, despite the result.”