Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden

Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their winner. REUTERS  Michael Dalder

Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their winner. REUTERS Michael Dalder

Neymar has been frustrated with the play of the national team, and he dropped to his knees and sobbed after the Costa Rica match.

With so many permutations, Loew admitted Germany would be keeping an eye on Sweden's clash with Mexico.

Sorg added that he valued the entire squad's strength in hard times and praised Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira - substitutes against Sweden - for their model behaviour and for supporting their teammates.

It remains to be seen whether Ozil will be restored to the starting line-up for Germany for their final group game against South Korea on Wednesday.

Arsenal midfielder Ozil, who started Germany's opening defeat to Mexico, was dropped for Saturday's 2-1 win over Sweden, which saw Toni Kroos strike a late victor.

There was a confrontation between the two teams on the final whistle, with Germany's victory meaning Sweden needs to defeat Mexico on Wednesday in Ekaterinburg, unless Die Mannschaft slips up against South Korea. We obviously also didn't score on a couple of clear opportunities but what I did appreciate was the spirit of the team. "Without that win we would have been in a precarious position".

The reigning champion simply has not clicked yet, with underwhelming performances from a number of key players resulting in changes.

With the win, Germany earned a crucial three points towards surviving into the knockout round of the tournament.

With victories over defending champion Germany and South Korea, Mexico has a chance to win its group with a flawless record for the first time in its World Cup history.

Shin Tae-yong's side, meanwhile, have yet to claim a point from two World Cup outings and need a win to extend their stay in Russian Federation, although a first-round exit looks to be their most likely fate.

"It makes me feel like it's much more fun for people to write badly about us", he said, as quoted by The Telegraph. "Obviously they are a proud team and have nothing to lose and are potentially risky". At least he was able to produce a stunning goal in their 2-1 loss to Mexico - a moment that far and away has been his side's best over two games. "Of course, we want to do our best to get to the round of 16".

"They have a lot of pace - especially up front", Reus told reporters.

Mexico have never won three consecutive matches at the World Cup and could become the first CONCACAF team to achieve this feat in World Cup history. Hernandez's 87-year-old grandfather, Tomas Balcazar, who featured for Mexico at the 1954 World Cup, was in attendance, surely adding to the poignancy of the occasion.

Mexico upset Germany 1-0 in their opener and then dispatched South Korea 2-1.

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