Low warns World Cup holders Germany against being “own biggest enemy”
M- Germany head coach Joachim Low warned his players that they must not underestimate their World Cup opponents to avoid being their own “biggest enemy” at Russia 2018.
The world champions were drawn against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in what Low described as an “exciting group” before giving his assessment of Germany’s opponents.
Low, who will aim to bring a fifth World Cup trophy back to Germany in 2018 to match Brazil’s record haul, highlighted the strength of all three Group F opponents.
“Mexico play at an incredibly high level,” he told DFB.de . “We know t hem f r om t he Confederations Cup where we beat them [4-1 in the semi-final].
“Technically and tactically, they are a very good team, a tough opponent to open against. We definitely won’t be taking things lightly against them. They have always done very well in recent years. “Sweden knocked Italy out in the play-offs so we absolutely cannot underestimate them. They’re a tough team, they have very good team spirit, lots of confidence and they defend well.
“I remember we drew 4-4 against them in the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup, having led 4-0. This game showed me that you can never give up. This time we want to lead 5-0 to be sure!”
Germany head coach Joachim Low.