(Xinhua) -- Coach Joachim Loew Friday
said Germany will avoid the mistakes in the crunch World Cup
game against Sweden to be slated on Saturday.
hurts, that goes without saying," Loew said of their opener
"We’ve really analyzed those mistakes in the opener, we’ve
talked about that and the team will adopt right measures to stop
them in the next game."
Germany lost to Mexico in the group opener and a defeat to
Sweden in the second round can eliminate the defending champions
from the ongoing World Cup.
Sweden and Mexico are tied atop Group F with three points
each. Germany and South Korea have zero points.
Loew admitted that Sweden is strong, but he believes that
Germany can overcome the challenges.
"We should not start doubting our style of play," Loew said.
"If the players bring to the pitch their talent, their idea
and their abilities, we can beat anybody."
Germany defender Hummels
likely to miss game against Sweden due to injury
SOCHI Russia (Xinhua) --
Defending champions Germany are likely to be
playing without centre-back Mats Hummels in Saturday’s crunch
World Cup clash against Sweden, Germany coach Joachim Loew
confirmed on Friday.
"Mats Hummels will probably will be possibly missing the game
"He injured his neck in a training session yesterday and we
don’t see any improvement overnight," Loew said at Friday’s
pre-game press conference.
Loew said that Germany will especially need defenders who are
strong in the air against the tall Swedes, but now it "makes no
sense for him to play".
Germany will come into Saturday’s game aiming for nothing but
a win after their opening loss to Mexico in Group F actions.