Joachim Low: 'Germany will not change game plan following Mexico loss'

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SIMMSA, the "seismic monitoring network" from the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, is reporting that tremors were detected in Mexico City during the country's World Cup match against Germany on Sunday.

"That really hurt us", said the Bayern forward.

The routine is pretty much the same: Mexico arrive with high hopes but amid off-field controversy, progress comfortably through the group stage and then lose their nerve in the last 16.

Mats Hummels, Boateng's unwitting co-star in this 2018 version of "Home Alone", made the same points but with added spice, claiming that the lessons of the poor 2-1 friendly versus Saudi Arabia, when Germany's game had suffered similar defects, had not been heeded.

"I don't know if it's the biggest victory in history, but it's one of the biggest for sure", said the 22-year-old Lozano, who was playing in his first World Cup game.


"We looked nervous and we were not able to play the way we wanted to play, " Loew said.

Mexican football fans celebrated their team's World Cup win against Germany so exuberantly they set off quake detectors in Mexico City.

"I think we did not find any solutions in the first half", Kroos said. Time and again their backline was caught out by blistering Mexican counter-attacks and, were the opponents that bit more ruthless, they would have conceded far more than just one goal.

It was a fearless performance from the El Tri which executed the game plan Osorio set out for them.

"They defended quite well, the game was very open in the first half".


Die Mannshcaft were below par throughout the match and Low used the post-match press conference to provide his thoughts on the game, as reported by Goal.

German football writer Raphael Honigstein told 5 live that the problem was "a lack of pace in transition when Germany need to defend" but after the game Low was loathe to commit to a change in tactics.

The Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations said highly sensitive natural disaster sensors registered tremors at two sites in the capital seven seconds after the game's 35th minute. Although we've an entire tournament ahead of us, it's these kinds of upsets that keeps things interesting and makes us expect the unexpected.

After a rather bleak first half, Germany did try to equalise. Much was made ot the omission of Leroy Sane - calls that will grow louder now - and yet numerous issues that Germany faced stemmed from the personnel in their style of play. We had practised defending with four midfielders and three players up front and that is nearly how we got the second goal.

"If we go on like this, I'll be anxious", he added. But right now it is clear that Germany are there for the taking, and the World Cup might be too. No World Cup team since 2006 has taken as many shots without scoring.


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