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Frustrated Germany Star Slams Team Tactics After Mexico Loss

Frustrated Germany Star Slams Team Tactics After Mexico Loss

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 18, 2018 08:30 AM @KeeganKruger

A frustrated Mats Hummels has criticised Germany's tactical approach after their shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their Group F match on Sunday.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Germany’s 1-0 loss to Mexico on Sunday.

The current world champions struggled to break down a stubborn Mexican side that struck the only goal of the match in the first half, courtesy of Hirving Lozano.

The Germans, who managed 26 shots at goal during the game, did not give goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa too many problems, and Hummels feels that his team did not learn from their mistakes in their warm-up match against Saudi Arabia before the tournament started.

"It is pretty simple. We played as we did against Saudi Arabia, but against a better opponent," Hummels told reporters after the match, according to ZDF.

"We talked about a few things, such as not losing possession and protection, which unfortunately we did not put into action today.

"Mexico deserved the game because we made it too easy for them, knowing we should not have allowed that to happen.

"If seven or eight players play offensively, then it is clear that the offensive force is greater than the defensive stability. That is what I often say internally.

"Our stability is not good, you have to say - often only Jerome (Boateng) and I were at the back, so they mercilessly attacked us."

The Bayern Munich defender was also asked if the latest result would serve as a wake-up call for Die Mannschaft.

"A wake-up call is too late, we now have to win two games. Otherwise, the World Cup is over," Hummels added.

 "We actually had the wake-up call against Saudi Arabia."

World Champions Germany Begin World Cup With Shock Loss

Germany face Sweden and South Korea in their remaining two Group F matches.

Do you think Germany can still qualify for the knockout stage of the competition? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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baba ka Luvo Joined: 06 Jan 2018
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baba ka Luvo Jun 18, 2018 05:25 PM
mexico wanted it more
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baba ka Luvo Joined: 06 Jan 2018
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baba ka Luvo Jun 18, 2018 05:24 PM
nothing rong with tactics germany had more than 20 shorts failed to score a single goal who is responsible for that is the Law
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smo Jun 18, 2018 01:36 PM
Theyl win the remaining games, progress and go far. But i doubt theyl defend their title..
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Mfanakamdala Jun 18, 2018 01:22 PM
"...so they mercilessly attacked us" Kikkkkkkkk, this cow is killing me
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 18, 2018 01:10 PM
Is the media gonna change their tactics He sounds unprofessional indeed give your opinions to the coach he might not trust you after this
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thndowethu@2014 Jun 18, 2018 11:44 AM
GERMAN PLAYED WELL BUT MEXICO WERE THE BEST, CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN WHER IS DUE
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jakobe Jun 18, 2018 11:32 AM
They will probably finish on 4 points in group stages, and depend on other teams in order to progress into the next round. Hummels is correct, their tactical approach was really biased and a downfall for them to win that particular game.
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downzzz Jun 18, 2018 10:20 AM
My best defender in Germany hummel wow bt u can do it guys come on marn
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Mashia1950 Jun 18, 2018 09:16 AM
it will be sad to see them leave early
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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Jun 18, 2018 09:09 AM
I still say the coach made a big mistake by snubbing Leroy Sane!!
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Mentashe Jun 18, 2018 08:57 AM
Most def

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