Coaches speak after Mexico beat champions Germany 1-0

18 June 2018

Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his victorious team were "superior" to reigning champions Germany in the first of their opening World Cup match in Moscow on Sunday (June 17). Osorio's side claimed a slender 1-0 victory over the holders after Hirving Lozano struck in the 35th minute. He said his players now had to accept the situation and improve in their remaining Group F games against Sweden and South Korea.

JUAN CARLOS OSORIO, MEXICO HEAD COACH said "With all due respect, I think that in the first half of the match we were superior. In the second half we knew full well that the reigning world champions, Germany, has an outstanding team; that when they are losing they tend to make the substitutions they made today and they try to attack more. We prepared their use of Mario Gomez up front. Yesterday we practised defending with four midfielders and three players up front, and that is pretty much how we almost got the second goal today."