Low praise for Arsenal keeper Lehmann

Germany boss Joachim Low was full of praise for under-pressure goalkeeper Jens Lehmann following his team's draw with Republic of Ireland.

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Lehmann has been the subject of much speculation in the German press after injury forced him onto the sidelines at Arsenal, with Manuel Almunia impressing in his place.

But a confident display in the Euro 2008 qualifier at Croke Park on Saturday has given his position an extra boost in the eyes of his coach.

"It is one of his great strengths that he is able to completely concentrate on the job in hand despite the difficult situation," Low told the DFB's official website.

"He had a great game both in the domination of his area and on his line. His confident aura was of great importance to us during the game."

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