What went wrong for the defending champions Germany as they upset by Mexico in WC 2018


Germany is a side whole tournament success always comes with the collective play where Germany never relies on any Individual or Superstar like of Argentina or Portugal who always depends upon on their Individual talent but this case never been seen with Germans. But that collective strong ethos was quite missing last evening in Moscow when German tasted defeated (1,0) defeat to Mexico.

Juan Carlo Osorio’s(Mexico head coach) showed courage and desire and did everything to frustrate Germany and shattered with a succession of quick, counter-attacking blows in the in the first half until their Individual talent covers all parts of filed scattered like a broken pearl necklace.

“We were, of course, completely alone at the back’. lamented centre-back Jerome Boateng.”We left so many spaces for counterattacks. They came at us or five times. People were just running through and nobody said nothing.”

Germany’s last row of defenders was forced into haphazard one; on near the centre-circle to stop the waves of waves of Mexico players in their tracks. It was inevitable that one or two of those high-risk duels be lost and with given consequences

Either Tony Kroos and Sami Khedira who were both nominally central midfielders but almost provided almost no protection for the defence were simply not up to the task or not committed enough to helping out Mats Hummels in the back.

Joachim Low (German head coach) did nothing to change the setup that not working for them and it clearly came everyone light in recent pre-world cup games. Although Low understood very late in 60min to replace Khedira with Marco Reus and move Mesut Ozil into the more deeper role, which finally brought bit more composure and structure.

Now Low needs thing hard about going back to 2014 slightly more conservative setup, with three midfielder makes his side less-vulnerable while trying to get their passing game going again. Khedira, a box-to-box player who cant really get around the pitch quickly is a liability to Toni Kross in the mid-field as Kross is the sole colleague in the engine room. They can also go for likes of Ikkay Gundogan, and perhaps more combative Loen Goretzka who can fill empty spaces in the next game against Sweden.


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