"I think it was Ireland's one and only chance of the game, so of course we're disappointed," said Joachim Low to RTL via Sky Sports, summing up why he was disappointed to have witnessed his World Cup winning Germans concede so late to John O'Shea's 1-1 equaliser for Ireland.
On the game as a whole, Low added that the concession came down to naivety.
"We were a bit naive in the final minutes," he said. "I have no clear explanation for it right now.
"We weren't keeping the balls and, in the last five, six or seven minutes, we lost a few balls in midfield or at the back and we ended up playing long balls and that wasn't right.
"Once we scored, we should have played down the clock comfortably then."
Germany, despite their summer heroics in Brazil as they captured another World Cup trophy - their fourth in their history, have collected just four points en route to qualifying for the 2016 European Championships; three points behind table-topping Poland and Ireland.