Germany must ignore pressure in South Korean World Cup test, says Reus

Naim Sliti of Tunisia and Jan Vertonghen of Belgium

Naim Sliti of Tunisia and Jan Vertonghen of Belgium AAP

It remains to be seen whether Ozil will be restored to the starting line-up for Germany for their final group game against South Korea on Wednesday.

The results mean that the Taeguk Warriors now sit bottom of Group F with zero points, while Mexico lead the group with six points.

"It's hard to say why we made the error, Toni made the mistake, but smoothed things out and did everything right in the end".

"Some of the German leaders of the team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed and angry", said Andersson.

"If goals are added to my experience, it's a nice bonus, but what is most important is that we keep progressing in the tournament". "We have already apologised to the Sweden coach and his team for it".

Germany coach Joachim Low and Toni Kroos celebrate after the match against Sweden.

Jimmy Durmaz of Sweden poses for a photograph during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 13, 2018 in Gelendzhik, Russia.

Marco Reus says Germany must ignore the pressure and play their brand of free-flowing football to win the make-or-break World Cup game against South Korea on Wednesday and reach the last 16 in Russian Federation.

- Sweden have not defeated a North or Central American nation since their home World Cup in 1958, when they beat Mexico.

For Monday's training, South Korea reportedly practiced their counterattack tactics against Germany.

Rudy started against Sweden after getting the nod over out-of-form Sami Khedira. The moves eventually seemed to pay off, especially the decision to insert Reus into the lineup and letting him attack from the midfield.

The last match between these clubs was a friendly back in 2009, which was a 1-0 victory for Sweden. It would be surprising if he does not get another chance against South Korea. It was the combo of Hummels and Boateng that showed vulnerability against Mexico, and the pairing of Boateng and Antonio Ruediger was also unsteady against the Swedes. Rudy broke his nose in that game and underwent minor surgery on Sunday. "We will have to take stock and look at the situation. We have to try to take the opportunity and do our best".

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