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Historic win delights Nawałka, Löw rues misses

"We won the game and made history," said Poland coach Adam Nawałka after strikes from Arkadiusz Milik and substitute Sebastian Mila defeated Germany.

Szczęsny: Poland plan worked

Joachim Löw rues missed chances by visitors
• Lukas Podolski hails home support for creating "amazing atmosphere"
• Adam Nawałka delighted to make "history" by beating Germany for first time
• Wojciech Szczęsny praises Poland tactics
Next games: Poland v Scotland, Germany v Republic of Ireland (Tuesday)

Sebastian Mila, Poland forward
I dreamed about playing but it was beyond my imagination that we would win and I would score. It was pure daydreaming but it really happened and I am happy that thanks to my goal millions of Poles had a great time. It was a great evening which will be remembered for many years, a heroic fight. I don't feel like a hero, though. I was just small part of a perfect puzzle.

I agree with Wojciech Szczęsny that our win will be even more precious if we beat Scotland. This victory must be a turning point for us. We left our hearts on the field, but we will be ready for Scotland. I have bruise on my ankle, but I don't remember who kicked me. When you beat the world champions, you don't feel pain.

Joachim Löw, Germany coach
We created numerous chances but didn't manage to score any. We lost but it is not a dramatic defeat. Life will not be any harder after this loss. This defeat will not put us in trouble in the qualifiers – we've been beaten but we still have a good chance of qualifying for the finals. We have some new young players in the team and they have to gain experience. Tonight everything worked well except we did not convert our chances – from more than 20 attempts we failed to score.

Lukas Podolski, Germany striker
I am not at all satisfied. We knew it was not going to be an easy game, but we should have scored as we created numerous opportunities. This was our biggest problem today – we were not efficient with our finishing. But despite the defeat I think we played well because we created so many chances. I would also like to congratulate the Polish fans for creating this amazing atmosphere. It was a special, emotional game for me. I was born in Poland but I wanted to score against them and I was close but my shot unfortunately hit the crossbar.

Adam Nawałka, Poland coach
I am delighted with the result. We set out to win the game, but on the other hand you can't give too much space to Germany. When you play against the reigning world champions you also need a bit of luck. This win puts us in a good position in the table after getting six points from the first two qualifiers. We won the game and made history as this was our first-ever victory against Germany.

Wojciech Szczęsny, Poland goalkeeper
We were not favourites to win this game, but our tactics worked well. We let Germany come into our half and attack us, but in defence we managed to control them. Of course, we were in trouble at times during the first half, but that is normal that if you play against the world champions. It was great to beat the world champions in my home city, I enjoyed it, but we are already focusing on Tuesday's game against Scotland.

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