After Germany's exit from the group stage, Brazilian coach Tite feels that his team can take Russian Federation the World Cup.
Instead, they conceded two late goals while chasing the game to lose 2-0 to the Koreans, leaving the Swedes, who beat Mexico 3-0, and the Central Americans to progress with Germany rock bottom of the group.
The Times also quotes a German source as saying there was an arrogance in the camp that hampered them from the outset, saying: 'The whole squad, the whole organisation, thought they are the World Cup winners. El Tri looked good in its first two matches, and even a draw would guarantee a first-place finish in the group.
After the sensational defeat against world champion Germany's South Korea, there are raucous jokes on the social media when Germany is out of FIFA World Cup 2018.
One video shows a Korean man clutching a Swedish flag while being hurled into the air by a group of Mexicans shouting "Korea, Korea, Korea". Clearly we expected this to be a long tournament for us.
With that, Germany have officially succumbed to the champions curse.
"The disappointment of being eliminated is just huge", Low added.
Mexico fans celebrated in the stands when hearing that South Korea had scored against Germany.
After the game, coach Joachim Low refused to lay blame exclusively on Ozil.
"We will decide tomorrow who is the most stable psychologically, feeling the least pressure, and he will wear the captain's armband". From that perspective, mentally, we're very, very strong.
South Korea's Consul General in Mexico Han Byoung-jin reacts as Mexican soccer fans celebrate outside the embassy.
The German coach said all other players are available, including playmaker Mesut Ozil and midfielder Sami Khedira, who were dropped from the starting lineup against Sweden.