Mats Hummels has come out to say Germany’s tactical approach against Mexico was wrong after the World Cup holders lost the opening game of their title defence 1-0 to Mexico.
Mexico’s Lozano got the only goal of the game even though his team wasted numerous chances on the break to record an even larger margin of victory.
Germany, meanwhile, had 26 shots without causing Guillermo Ochoa too many problems, although the Mexico goalkeeper made nine saves in keeping a memorable clean sheet.
“It’s pretty simple. We played like we did against Saudi Arabia, but against a better opponent,” Hummels said to ZDF.
“If seven or eight players play offensively, then it’s clear that the offensive force is greater than the defensive stability. That’s what I often say internally.
“Our stability is not good, you have to say often only Jerome [Boateng] and I were at the back, so they mercilessly attacked us.”