Doha [Qatar]: Following the shocking defeat against Japan in the Group E match, Germany manager Hansi Flick said that with zero points in their hands his team is in under pressure and added that the team had great chances to score in the second half but they failed to convert them.
Japan made a scintillating comeback to create a massive upset against Germany, defeating the four-time champions 2-1 in the group E match of the FIFA World Cup at the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday. “With this defeat and zero points, we are under pressure, no question about it. We can only blame ourselves. It’s a great disappointment,” Hansi Flick was quoted as saying by Skysports.
“We were on the right path in the first half, we had 78 per cent possession and were ahead 1-0. Then we had good chances in the second half that we didn’t take advantage of. Japan were simply more efficient today. We made mistakes that we should never commit especially in a World Cup and those are the things that we need to improve on,” he added.
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer echoed his coach’s thoughts and said that he is really frustrated and angry that they let the match slip away from their grasp.
“I am totally frustrated and angry that we let this game slip, it was not necessary. After the break we no longer had this game flow and did not play with the same confidence as in the first half. We are now under pressure from the start. That was also the most important game of how you start in a tournament but we messed it up,” Manuel Neuer said.