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The midfielder is confident his side will edge closer
to qualification for Euro 2016 with a win over the
British nation on Monday.

Mesut Ozil is convinced Germany will take another
step towards a place at Euro 2016 against Scotland
on Monday - providing Joachim Low's men
replicate the performance that enabled them to beat

The world champions moved to the top of qualifying
Group D with a 3-1 win over the Poles in Frankfurt
on Friday with Mario Gotze scoring twice. Thomas
Muller was also on the scoresheet with Bayern
Munich striker Robert Lewandowski netting for the

Germany are now two points ahead of Poland at the
summit with the Republic of Ireland in third, a
further two points adrift - another victory for Low's
men at Hampden Park will see them move to the
brink of a place in France next summer.

And Ozil is confident they can achieve that aim,
although he is wary of a Scotland side whose own
qualification hopes were hit by a shock defeat to
Georgia on Friday.

The Arsenal midfielder told reporters: "I think we
deserve to be at the top of the group. Now we have
to go further on Monday. We know it will be a tough
game because Scotland will fight until the 90th
minute. But if we show what we can then Scotland
won't be able to stop us."

Germany were always in control against Poland,
although Real Madrid star Toni Kroos believes they
will need to tighten up defensively against Scotland.
"Overall you have to say that we earned the
victory," he said. "We dominated for long periods of
the game, we created chances and we scored
some good goals. But we also allowed Poland a
couple of chances – that’s somewhere we have to
improve. All in all, it was a good day. It could be a
difficult game in Scotland, and we’re prepared for

Gotze was pleased to have made a significant
contribution after a summer which has seen his
club future thrown into question with the Bayern
man linked with a move away from the Allianz

He said: "We absolutely wanted to go home with
three points and as group leaders. It could have
gone much worse - also for me personally."

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