"We've got players who use the ball well - Clucas at Hull, for example".
"We had a couple of the marines come to the game and watch us, so it was great to see them again. And, if we play like that, we've got a great chance". It will be a good game, a good test against one of the best in the world.
"We've come into a hostile atmosphere; we've controlled the game completely". Amin Younes and Julian Brandt also scored their first worldwide goals while Julian Draxler and Shkodran Mustafi shared the others as Germany maintained their 100 percent record after six games in European Group C.
The Tottenham striker, who has topped the Premier League scoring charts for the past two seasons, did his ambitions little harm by netting a stoppage-time equaliser at Hampden Park on Saturday.
Ilicic gave his side the lead in first-half stoppage time with a left-footed curling effort from an acute angle and set up Milivoje Novakovic to seal the victory six minutes from time.
He said: "We're never going to blame each other, we're not that team - the bigger picture is far more important".
"There were a lot of positives to take". If we had kept the ball better going towards their goal we might have nicked the three points, but you can't switch off against this England side with guys like Harry Kane up top.
"We're disappointed, but we've got to be proud of ourselves as well. It was like a middleweight fighting a heavyweight".
"It (the goal) is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said on ITV1.
Left-back Andrew Robertson felt that he, fellow defender Charlie Mulgrew and goalkeeper Craig Gordon were found wanting at the England leveller. Germany fielded players from 11 different clubs in their starting lineup, the first time that has happened in 57 years, as coach Joachim Loew gave starts to some of his less experienced players. "It's a disappointing one".
"The way the game panned out it was a good point".
He added: "I think that is fair (we need to be more clinical)".
"The questions around us centre on character and the ability to withstand events that go against you".
Whether he plays for the Three Lions in Tuesday night's friendly against France in Paris or is rested after a demanding campaign, Dier is a key element in the long-term planning of national boss Gareth Southgate. I am not someone who gets too irate or too low.
Julian Brandt made it six 18 minutes from time before Wagner completed his hat-trick in the 85th as Germany continued its ideal start to qualifying, a feat matched only by the Swiss in Group B.