Kimmich questions Germany mentality after Mexico defeat


Kimmich questions Germany mentality after Mexico defeat

The country hosted many public watch parties, and they were well-attended.

Elated fans celebrating Mexico's surprise World Cup win over Germany got so worked up that they caused the ground to shake and set off seismic sensors.

The USGS noted two quakes in Mexico over the last 24 hours that were 4.1 or greater and the agency didn't detect the World Cup earth shaking.

Lahm, who captained the team to victory in Brazil four years ago and has since retired, told reporters during a visit to a German school in the Russian capital that the team's chances to make the knockout stage were still intact. "I can not say why it was missing but from our body language and readiness of the past, it was not on the pitch". If FIFA and/or the [Mexican federation] can plausibly say, 'Look, we're trying to stop it, ' then they can quiet critics without imposing some form of sanction that has real teeth.

"The first half against Mexico was a wake-up call".

Mexico defeated the reigning world champions 1-0 on Sunday in the first shock result of this year's tournament.

France in 2002 and Spain in 2014 were the other defending champions to lose their opening matches. Lozano punished a strangely languid Germany side after numerous warnings on the counter - as Joshua Kimmich and Marvin Plattenhardt raided forward constantly - sending the stadium into raptures, with a brilliant solo goal.

Timo Werner could have scored when he picked up a ball near the penalty spot, but his shot went straight to Ochoa.

A key part of the approach is that Osorio, Mexico's ninth coach since the 2006 World Cup, tries to shield the players from the ferocious pressure of the Mexican media.

Lozano reveled in the space left for him on Mexico's left flank and was a constant threat on the counterattack.

After the defeat, Germany's next fixture is on June 23, against Sweden, before they finish the group fixtures against South Korea on June 27. Therefore, the logical effect would be that he no longer plays against Sweden, as they will similarly do that.



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