Hirving Lozano’s first-half aim condemned Germany to their first opening defeat at a World Cup since 1982, elevating the strain on the defending champions forward of clashes in opposition to Sweden and South Korea.
The final two world champions, Italy and Spain, have each exited the World Cup on the group levels within the defence of their crowns and defeat for Joachim Low’s aspect in opposition to Sweden on Saturday might convey a untimely finish to their marketing campaign in Russia.
Nevertheless, Neuer is assured the squad will reply positively to the defeat in opposition to Mexico and, regardless of Germany’s depth, feels that modifications to the line-up are usually not needed.
“I do not assume we have to take out one or two of the gamers to herald new ones,” the captain informed reporters on Tuesday.
“We’re not excited about modifications within the squad or within the crew however the high quality is there all through. For a number of the gamers it is the primary event however there are additionally very skilled gamers.
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“Everyone seems to be raring to go once more, in Monday on coaching it was clear the gamers had been fired up. They had been battling and naturally battling for locations, everyone desires to be concerned within the video games.
“Everyone seems to be determined to play. We’re not terrified of giving our personal opinion to one another throughout the squad as to who we predict ought to play.”
Germany, like the opposite nations on the World Cup, are additionally adjusting to the introduction of VAR and Neuer admits it has had an affect on the squad.
“We have now a brand new state of affairs with VAR and people issues must be mentioned too. You must wait to see how the referee decides issues and there will likely be a little bit of a break after that,” the 77-cap goalkeeper added.
“The selections are troublesome to make and you’ll’t protest. Solely the referee can determine if there’s an offside or not, we’ve got no say in it.”
Germany fly to Sochi on Tuesday forward of the conflict in opposition to Sweden and Jonas Hector is accessible once more after lacking the Mexico defeat with the flu.