Berstatus defending champion, Germany started the 2018 World Cup with negative results. Die Mannschaft surprisingly lost to Mexico with a score of 0-1 in the first match of Group F.
The only goal of Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Sunday (17/06/2018), printed by Hirving Lozano in the 35th minute.
Germany actually more dominates the game with the mastery of the ball reached 60%. Germany made a total of 25 goalscoring experiments and nine of them were on target. However, none of their efforts are fruitful goals.
Instead, Mexico played more effectively. The attacks behind El Tri look dangerous and make the German defense trouble hassle.
“In the first half we played very badly, we were unable to show our usual way of playing,” Loew said after the game.
“We did not close the space, we did not show our usual attacking game, we lost too much possession of the ball so it must cover a very wide space, so Mexican players have room to strike back,” he said as quoted by Reuters.
Losing in the first game did not close the chances of Germany to qualify for the next round. However, they should not lose points in the game against Sweden (June 23) and South Korea (June 27).
“We’re not going to break now and be stupid and do something completely different.Need to panic just because we lost a game,” Loew said.