Germany defender Arne Friedrich admitted he was somewhat surprised by his side's emphatic win over England.
Germany booked their place in the quarter-finals with a convincing 4-1 victory over old foes England in Bloemfontein.
Friedrich admitted the scoreline was unbelievable as many predicted the game to be a tight affair.
"It's unbelievable - the score 4-1. Nobody thought about that," said Friedrich
Friedrich added that although he thought England were unlucky to have Frank Lampard's 38th minute goal disallowed, Germany fully deserved the victory.
"It was a goal I think, and I heard (about) it after the game, and that was a lucky time for us, but if you see after 90 minutes, we deserved the victory.
"1966 was another situation and it was a goal for England."
Friedrich has tried to play down expectations that Germany are now favourites to go all the way in South Africa as a result of their impressive showing against England.
"Nobody amongst us is thinking so far ahead because the next opponents are absolutely strong and we have a young team," concluded Friedrich.