Joachim Low says Germany didn’t deserve to progress to the knock-outs

Arnold Nichols
July 1, 2018

Asked whether he will continue in the role he has held for the last 12 years, Low, 58, told a press conference: "That's hard to say. I'm incredibly disappointed by this elimination".

Son has been in action for South Korea at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, and helped his side pick up their only win of the competition with a 2-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday.

Joachim Low's side head home after a stunning failure, having been unable to break down the South Koreans and after a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their opening group match.

Up next for the Taeguk Warriors in their final Group F tie are defending champions Germany and nothing other than a win is what the East Asians need to have any hope of advancing to the Knockout Stage for just the third time. It did its part by beating Germany, but Sweden's 3-0 victory over Mexico allowed the Swedes to win the group ahead of the second-place Mexicans. Germany simply needed a one-goal win to advance given what would have been their superior goal differential.

Despite his desperate mistake, Neuer shifted some of the blame and believes it would be "bitter and pathetic" for Germany's players to revel in their past glories in the aftermath of their terrible 2018 World Cup campaign.

Germany were caught out at the back as they threw men forward in search for a late victor, with Kim Young-Gwon flicking home inside the box two minutes into injury time.

Despite being flagged offside initially, the goal was eventually given after VAR got involved, with the final touch before the goal actually coming off a German player.

Germany for the first time since 1938, not out of the group.

"Today we played really, really badly so therefore we didn't deserve to make it to the next round".

Four minutes later German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was tackled as he roamed deep into South Korea's half, with a long ball giving Son Heung-Min the chance to slot home into an empty net from close range.

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In a shocking upset, South Korea has beaten Germany in the World Cup, denying the defending champions a chance to advance beyond the first round. If Mats Hummels is unable to play because of a neck injury, Germany will likely start Antonio Rudiger and Niklas Sule at center-back.

"We're not going to the last 16, but we did manage to beat the champions and the world number one team", he added.

We simply can not imagine how it would feel to go out in such a brutal manor, but the Bayern Munich centre-back has done the right thing in apologising to those who follow the national team.

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