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The German View: +Second-string shows character'
March 28th, 2002 12AM



Reactions from Germany following its 4-2 win over the USA on Wednesday in Rostock: pRudiGs ersatz-ersatz 11 -- they went behind 0-1 yet won 4-2. ThatGs pretty OK! They did it against their fright-opponent USA, which had won the last two matchups (0:3 and 0:2).S -- Bild pThe second-string shows characterS -- Headline, Hannoverische Allgemeine Zeitung. pIn the first half, we let the USA play, but we were able to take control in the second half by upping the tempo.S -- German forward Oliver Bierhoff (Die Welt) pThe Americans were savvy enough pull apart our three-man chain on the backline.S -- Germany coach Rudi Voeller (Die Welt). pThe emergency 11 for the German national team overcame the record number of absentees with a courageous effort.S -- the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. pWe faced a catastrophe for German soccer and overcame.S -- Midfielder Dietmar Hamann (Kicker). pWe showed great spirit.S -- German soccer federation president Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

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