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Low: Poor First Half Cost Germany Against Mexico; Now We Must Beat Sweden

Low: Poor First Half Cost Germany Against Mexico; Now We Must Beat Sweden

Germany’s coach Joachim Low has attributed his team’s shock defeat to Mexico to a poor first half display by his side.

The reigning world champions suffered their first World Cup group opener since losing 2-1 to Algeria at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Reacting to the defeat, Low who led Germany to World Cup glory in 2014, admits they are all disappointed with the result.

“In the first half we played very badly. We were not able to impose our usual way of playing attacking and our passing. In the second half we were able to press but Mexico also pulled back.

“We had a couple of shots on the goal but somehow it seemed jinxed, the ball didn’t go into the net. Of course everyone is unhappy and crestfallen.”

Ahead of their next game against Sweden, he stated they will go into the game under pressure.

“We have to look forward, put this behind us. We have to win the next match, it goes without saying. We’re under pressure against Sweden.”

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