Flick: Germany have lessons to learn

"We have learned a lesson or two from this match. We are on the right road but it was evident we haven't reached the end of this learning curve," said Flick, who was full of praise for the Spanish after their 1-0 victory.

"We wanted to deny them the space they needed and force them into mistakes. But you have to admit that they are one of the best teams in the world - they are technically gifted and are great at keeping possession," he said.

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