Arsenal's veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann thinks Germany will have to improve if they are to have any chance of winning next summer's Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland.
The Gunners shot-stopper said: "I'm very happy to have qualified so early, particularly after a tough game against the Irish.
"We went into the game expecting to win, but the Irish were good, organised, pacy in the first half, although they did drop off in the second.
"But the fact we claimed a good draw with several inexperienced players in the side is good for the team and the future.
"However, we are always expected to qualify, and right now we know we have to improve."