Hirving Lozano’s Goal Stuns World Cup Champs In Massive Upset

2018 FIFA World Cup

If it sounded a tad dramatic, it was easy to see why the Bundestrainer would reach for such strong language.

Defending champions Germany began their 2018 World Cup campaign on Sunday afternoon against Mexico in Group F.

Mexican football fans celebrated their team's World Cup win against Germany so exuberantly they set off quake detectors in Mexico City. That's why the first half looked the way it did. Where, in fact, was the midfield?

"We aspire to win a World Cup this time", said Miguel Paez, a 31-year-old who donned a Mexican wrestling mask in the colours of the national flag as he celebrated on Mexico City's main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma.

Die Mannschaft have won just once in their past four games, that being a narrow 2-1 home win against Saudi Arabia.

"We had already talked about things like giving the ball away and lack of cover". In the first half, to a large extent, the players were coming back trying to recover the ball instead of playing deep, if we are not more incisive we will lose the ball.

He took to the field as a substitute towards the end of the match against Germany, notching an appearance in a fifth World Cup. It was inevitable that one or two of those high-risk duels would be lost, and with grave consequences.

"Mexico deserved the win", Hummels conceded, noting how he and Boateng were left exposed at the back and saying the team had failed to learn from a recent friendly defeat to Austria. The inference of what he said, however, was explosive in a number of ways.

An overt criticism of Low could be read between the lines too.

But despite the loss - the first for a German team in a World Cup opener since 1982 - coach Joachim Low remains confident that his side will progress to the knockout stage in Russian Federation.

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Germany had a slew of chances in the final minutes, but could not convert.

"I think it's definitely the best goal I've ever scored in my life, we all dream of playing in the World Cup", PSV Eindhoven forward Lozano said. It was not through want of trying that they did not score more.

"They were clever and left room where they could afford to". It hadn't lost an opening game since 1982.

Germany didn't go quietly though, giving Low something to build on.

Against Mexico, Toni Kroos started with Sami Khedira, who looked every bit of his 31 years.

In terms of game play, this was reminiscent of Germany's Round of 16 clash against Algeria four years ago.

"I believe we have a relatively young team here".

At 39, Rafael Marquez became just the 3rd player to feature at 5 World Cups as he was brought for the final 15 minutes to fortify Mexico's defense. They relied on their defending and then tried to immediately go into the transition play. Call it a major intelligence flaw.

Low admitted to as much after the game, "In the first half we played very badly". However, the pressure to make amends without the team getting torn apart by different views and personal agendas over the next few days in Sochi will be considerable.

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