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

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

"I think the group is quite easy, I think Germany is going to qualify... and I think again we're going to have Germany going through, and we're going to have Germany in the quarter-finals and probably in the semi-finals and probably in the final", Mourinho said, before adding: "But today they were really bad".

Mexico, on the other hand, are riding high, after coach Juan Carlos Osorio told his players to "play for the love of winning and not the fear of losing". After wasting a handful of first-half chances while living dangerously in their own half, Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute strike on the break proved just reward.

Thousands of jubilant Mexico supporters partied in the streets of the capital Sunday after their team's shock 1-0 victory over World Cup holders Germany - singing, dancing, blaring vehicle horns and cheering El Tri.

When German centre back Mats Hummels lost possession deep in the Mexican half, Javier Hernandez was released through the middle.

Germany is one of the favorites to win the 2018 World Cup, but their recent play in friendly matches suggest there are still some kinks to work out. He has been in charge of Mexico since late 2015 and is called "El Profesor" - a sobriquet of ridicule, not respect.

The conventional wisdom in football is that despite the chaotic nature of the sport, despite all the shocks we have witnessed, you can always rely on Germany to go about their business in an efficient and ruthless manner.

Germany shows some confusion on the ensuing corner kick, as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer doesn't handle the ball with the assurance we expect from him. In the second half they tried to attack more.

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A much younger German side swept Mexico aside 4-1 at last year's Confederations Cup and Joachim Loew's faith in his old guard looked misplaced against the speed of Mexico's counter-attack. Other than that, though, Low's side had to settle for half chances, while Kimmich nearly forced an own goal with a nice cross in the 16th minute.

But it was not to be.

Hummels felt Germany did not heed the warning of their final warm-up friendly against Saudi Arabia that ended in a tight 2-1 win, their only success in seven matches since the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign previous year.

"It's definitely the best goal I've ever scored in my entire life".

The Germans, World Cup winners in Brazil four years ago, were one of the pre-tournament favourites but the defeat means there will be no room for error when they face Sweden and South Korea in their remaining Group F games.

"We are now under pressure", Kroos said.

"We need to focus on our strong points, which we haven't been able to do in our last couple of games". "We did not do well". We could have actually scored much earlier.

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