"I don't know exactly why we didn't manage to play the way we want to play".
Toni Kroos, who curled in the victor to beat Sweden, tried to spark his side but was denied by Cho Hyun-woo in the 88th minute, one of a number of fine saves by the South Korean keeper.
Suddenly, all eyes turned to the South Korea-Germany match being played simultaneously in Kazan.
"I thought we could use that as a reverse strategy and that has really hit the nail on the head".
"Since 2006 we've been among the last four or in the final".
But he was the guy whose goal saved the U.S.in World Cup 2002 and now Mexico will want to emulate that American team from 2002 that went on to beat Mexico in the round of 16 and go to the quarterfinals.
Loew's tenure is therefore under considerable scrutiny and, despite signing a four-year contract last month, he admitted he would take time to reflect on his future.
"Like you, were are not just dreamers, but work hard to make those dreams come true". "We beat the world champions, that's not so easy", said Luis Padilla, 29, a cafe owner in Mexico City, voicing cautious optimism that the team would continue bringing happiness to the fans back home. But Sweden also unexpectedly blanked Mexico 3-0. We created chances against Korea but we couldn't relax and score the goals we needed.
That equalled the best appearance by Mexico at a World Cup.
"I must take responsibility for this".
This year's Germany team have reportedly been stricken by division.
Ludwig Augustinsson volleyed a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from close range five minutes into the second half, and captain Andreas Granqvist converted on a penalty to help Sweden take control Wednesday and win Group F.
It had a tough first match against the Netherlands to contend with, but all seemed to be going as planned when Xabi Alonso slotted in a 27th-minute penalty to give his team a 1-0 lead.