The German media attacked Julian Brandt after 1-0 Mexico loss for a ridiculous reason

Germany v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The underdogs have stolen the headlines so far in the World Cup.

It all started with Iceland holding Argentina to a 1-1 draw on day three, but things got even better on day four when Germany met Mexico at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

Against all the odds, the North American side pulled off a sensational 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from Hirving Lozano, the third tournament in a row where the holders have lost their first game.

The game painted a very poor picture of Germany, revealing their lack of pace in the middle of the park and attack heavy mindset.

Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng both laid into the team after the final whistle as they were exposed time and time again.

You have to feel there will be wholesale changes for Germany's next game vs Sweden, with Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler and Joshua Kimmich the three players most likely to drop out.

Draxler was so wasteful out on the left-wing, with Julian Brandt coming on for the final few minutes and impressing, hitting the post with a brilliant effort.

Bayer Leverkusen's main man caused a bit of commotion prior to the tournament when he was picked over Leroy Sane, but he showed how important he can be for Low in this tournament.

However, the German media were not too happy with Brandt after the game and their reason was something you would normally see in The Sun about Raheem Sterling.

Germany v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

As picked up by Sport Witness, German publication Bild went on the attack because Brandt posed for a selfie with a young fan after the final whistle.

You can see the front page below with the headline translated.

"Germany spoils the start of the 2018 World Cup - and Julian Brandt (22) has nothing better to do than grinning at a fan-camera..."


After seeing the headline, Brandt defended himself, saying: "I wanted to go down the player's tunnel, then came the little boy and screamed. In the second you do not think about it.

Germany v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

"You do the kid the favour or not. I took the phone and took the selfie. I did not think anything of it."

Fair play, Julian. The media can be unhappy with the result but attacking a player for making a young fan's day is just not on.

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