The former Bayern Munich man was not impressed by the host's naive approach and feels the entire team failed under the weight of expectation.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The striker had been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena following Robert Lewandowski's arrival and Matthias Sammer has confirmed the wheels are in motion.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The defender says there will be no wild celebrations after Germany's destruction of Brazil, calling on his teammates to focus on the final.
The Germany boss insists his side is focused on the final after its 7-1 win, claiming that the margin of victory did not reflect the actual difference between the sides.
The Germany forward was ecstatic with his team's semifinal performance as it inflicted a humiliating 7-1 defeat on the World Cup host in Belo Horizonte
It proved to be a record-breaking night in Belo Horizonte as the host nation was humiliated by Joachim Low's men.
After the Selecao suffered a chastening capitulation in their semifinal with Germany, Goal takes a look back at teams that have seen similar embarrassment on the World Cup stage.
The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.
Belo Horizonte played host to Brazil's biggest defeat in its history, with an efficient and masterful German performance putting the Selecao to the sword in emphatic fashion.
The veteran striker broke Ronaldo's all-time scoring record as Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle also helped decimate Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.
The 36-year-old has written a new piece of football history after surpassing the Brazil legend's tally of 15 World Cup goals
The versatile defender confessed he is unhappy with his current form but refused to be drawn into the debate about where he should be positioned by coach Joachim Low.
The 25-year-old has turned his form around after being dropped by Joachim Low last September and is now an indispensable member of the team
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Mexican referee is set to take charge of the high-profile encounter between Brazil and Germany on Tuesday
Joachim Low's side is wary of a Selecao team that committed 31 fouls in their quarterfinal win over Colombia and called for a clamp down from official Marco Rodriguez
The Germany coach believes the World Cup host can cover for the loss of two key players and insists his side feels no fear heading into Tuesday's game.
The Spain Under-21 international, who will wear the No. 18 jersey, will train with his new teammates for the first time Thursday.
The midfielder says he is certain of his next move, but won't reveal whether that will see him sign a new deal at the Allianz Arena or go elsewhere.
The host nation is without its star man for the rest of the tournament and will need a new source of inspiration to make the final
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Germany midfielder thinks the loss of the Selecao's star man could rally the Selecao ahead of the last-four clash between the giant footballing nations