Germany coach Hansi Flick has mentioned that Japan beat them with their effectivity of their opening group-stage match. Japan shocked the 2014 World champions 2-1 of their Group E match within the FIFA World Cup.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 23, 2022 23:03 IST
Flick says Japan beat Germany with their effectivity (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Germany coach Hansi Flick has mentioned that Japan beat them with their effectivity of their opening group-stage match. Japan shocked the 2014 World champions 2-1 of their Group E match within the FIFA World Cup.
Speaking after the sport, Flick mentioned he’s upset with the loss, insisting that they didn’t take their probabilities within the second half.
“It’s bitterly disappointing. We had 78% possession in the first half and had plenty of chances in the second that we failed to take. Japan beat us with their efficiency,” mentioned Flick.
Germany began properly as midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored a penalty within the thirty third minute to provide them a 1-0 lead over Japan at halftime. Gundogan despatched Japan’s Shuichi Gonda the flawed method after the goalkeeper’s problem on David Raum awarded the spot kick to Germany. Forward Kai Havertz thought he had made it 2-0 earlier than the break, however VAR dominated him offside, and Japan’s Daizen Maeda had a purpose disallowed as properly.
However, the second purpose by no means got here for Germany regardless of being the higher facet within the first half, and Japan’s incursions into the German half grew to become extra frequent, culminating in Ritsu Doan’s equaliser and an excellent end from Takuma Asano eight minutes later.
Germany’s defeat was their third in a row within the opening match of a serious championship, following defeats to Mexico on the 2018 World Cup, the place they had been eradicated within the first spherical as champions, and France at Euro 2020.
For the primary time since June 1978, Germany misplaced a World Cup match after main at halftime. They’d gone 21 video games with out shedding after main at halftime within the finals.
Nov 23, 2022