Benedikt Howedes: "I've done a good job"

Benedikt Howedes of Germany celebrates after his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014
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Germany defender Benedikt Howedes believes that he has done a "good job" at left-back for the team at the World Cup so far.

Benedikt Howedes has said that he has done a "good job" at left-back for Germany so far at the World Cup.

The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in all three of the team's Group G clashes, which saw them finish top of the group.

The Schalke 04 defender told FIFA.com: "It's perfectly normal for people to discuss it before a World Cup, after all it's not my normal position. But the coach opted to field four good centre-backs and it's worked out.

"Personally, I've done a good job in all three games so I don't think there's any room for criticism there.

"I really don't mind where I play. I've made no secret of the fact that my qualities are best suited to playing centre-back but if I'm more use to the team as a full-back, then I'm happy to be out on the pitch and help us be successful."

Germany will play Algeria in the round of 16 on Monday.

Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his hattrick for Germany in their World Cup opening game against Portugal on June 16, 2014.
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