Lothar Matthäus has delivered his scathing verdict on Germany’s failure to make it out of the group stages following their 2-0 defeat to South Korea. The Former Germany International was a guest of beIN SPORTS Arabic in Moscow.
Matthäus, who led Germany to the 1990 World Cup had plenty to say on the performance of his side. “I’m really upset with the performance of the team. They were playing very slow, they did not have the right body language.”
Reflected the former Germany midfielder, suggesting that his side did not have the right system in place to take on the South Koreans.“I think the coach used the wrong system. After 45 minutes I mentioned that we had to use a striker, whilst we didn’t have the midfield who could give the right pass in the box with creativity.”
Finally, Matthäus revealed that the defending Champions just ran out of luck and were simply not prepared to defend the crown they won in 2014. “Maybe we had 70% of the ball but we had six chances on target but that is not enough. I do not think we were focused enough for this World Cup.“
You can watch the full video from the beIN SPORTS Arabic studio above.