An unfamiliar German squad has made it into the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup
In Russia the usual Mannschaft march to the latter stages of international tournament has been interrupted with hiccups against Australia and Cameroon.
This team are vulnerable in defence as the Soccerooes proved by scoring twice.
German coach Joachim Löw is full of respect for opponents Mexico:“Mexico have developed over recent years. They hunt the ball in packs all the players have an incredible dynamic the other team. And when they take possession of the ball, they handle the space, technically they are very good, an impressive team.”
Impressive is correct, but there is room for improvement Mexico first-half performances have been lax
falling behind in matches to Portugal, New Zealand and Russia.
They need to be at their best from the whistle against the world champions.