Germany coach Hansi Flick expressed his disappointment over his team’s sudden loss to Japan on Wednesday at the start of the two teams’ matches in the FIFA World Cup, which is currently being held in Qatar.
And the German national team, very strangely, missed an easy victory that was within its reach, and opened its career in the World Cup in Qatar with a painful loss 1-2 against Japan in the first round of the fifth group of the group stage of the World Cup.
Flick said in press statements after the match: It is very disappointing. We are upset that we lost the game, we had many easy chances. But we must look forward. We have a chance to get six points.
Germany, who won the title 4 times, advanced with a goal through Ilkay Gundogan in the 33rd minute from a penalty kick, before the Japanese national team rose up in the second half, especially with the substitutions made by its coach Hajime Moriyasu in the second half, to score two goals within 8 minutes through the two substitutes. Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano, who play in the German Bundesliga championship, in the 75th and 83rd minutes, respectively.
The German national team will play its next meeting in the group against its Spanish counterpart next Sunday, before concluding its group stage meetings, against Costa Rica, on the first of next December.