After all, his men, the World Cup holders, had shown themselves to be a fragmented team in the Luzhniki in a 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday night. "Yesterday we practiced defending with four midfielders and three players up front and that was how we nearly got the second goal today". The proof is in audio clips of his narration of the moment when Lozano placed a flawless kick to secure Mexico's early lead.
Low's eleven were exposed by Mexico's counter-attacking, and had the Mexicans been more accurate in their final third, they would not have had to worry about Germany's attack after the 88th minute.
Mexico fans have long shouted an insult at goalkeepers that rights groups argue is discriminatory. The celebrations were so huge their that seismologists in Mexico said that they caused an artificial natural disaster.
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez wasted several breaks, but it was his pass that found Lozano open on the left for the Mexico goal.
To an extent where Germany had six attackers and three defenders on the pitch in the dying stages of the match, while fit-again Manuel Neuer looked set to channelise his inner Peter Schmeichel in the opposition half. Rafael Marquez of Mexico is probably the oldest player (39) playing in this World Cup.More news: Sultan declares Friday 2018 Eid-el-fitr day
Although Low admitted that his side need to improve, he also insisted that his tactics will remain the same for Germany's remaining matches. Mexico are a defensive team who play counter-attacking football and like to frustrate their opponents.
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"We prepared for the use of Mario Gomez up front".
"We will certainly not change our match plan", he said. They overloaded the wings, their three-man midfield pushing Germany back as the world champions failed to respond. "Just imagine, we beat the world champions!" In the second half they tried to attack more.
SIMMSA, the "seismic monitoring network" from the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, is reporting that tremors were detected in Mexico City during the country's World Cup match against Germany on Sunday.
"If we go on like this, I'll be anxious", he added. 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.