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Passionate Germany thrill coach Bernhard

Germany's Anouschka Bernhard took great pride in her side's display of "passion and heart" after they beat France 4-0, with Guy Ferrier attributing the result to inexperience.

Passionate Germany thrill coach Bernhard
Passionate Germany thrill coach Bernhard ©UEFA.com

Anouschka Bernhard, Germany coach 
I'm really proud of the players – they played really, really well. France were also very good and it was a game played at a very high standard. Everything went well for us today and I'm proud. We know France are very strong through the middle of midfield, so our plan was to take them out of the game and subdue their key players. They didn't have a plan B against our defence – that was the difference.

The first goal was easy for us but we were very disciplined without the ball. We have played against Spain and saw them against France. They are a great team, so I'm looking forward to [Monday] because it will be another high-class match. Spain are totally different to France, they are very quick with small players. We have to face up to that challenge and think about how we can play against them. They will also have to think about our strengths.

Perhaps we'll make a few changes because after two games some of the players are a little tired. The passion of the players [pleased me most]. We played with passion and heart. I know they are technically good players but sometimes they can perform below par, but today there was so much passion and I'm really proud.

Guy Ferrier, France coach
We lacked shape and mental strength to compete in such a big game. I don't think the girls were ready for this level, although I don't want to take anything away from Germany, who are very good and one of the favourites to win the tournament. We were unfortunate to concede the early goals and failed to take the chances we created. In a tournament like this, you've got to take your chances and you can't make individual errors.

We've met some good sides, but we haven't been good enough. We were a little bit hindered coming into the tournament with too many injuries and girls out of form. We also lost our goalkeeper in the first game, so there has been a succession of setbacks. You can't afford to be anything but at full strength.

We will play for pride in the last game. This is a big international tournament and we feel obliged to give our best. We are capable, but as I've often said, these tournaments help you learn and get tougher. We were too cautious, sometimes you have to take more risks – we have the quality to do so. We want to end with a win but Scotland aren't going to roll over because they have courage and pride too.