"To be honest, if we can't score a goal in 90 minutes against South Korea then we don't deserve to go through". "We will do our utmost".
The Koreans could have gone as far as making it to the Round of 16 if Mexico had beaten Sweden, but the "Aztecs" lost 0-3. Mexico fans were hoping for a shocking upset - and the South Koreans delivered that with two goals in stoppage time for a 2-0 victory.
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".
For South Korea, Jung Woo-young comes into the midfield for Ki Sung-yueng after the captain was ruled out of the match by a calf strain. They will come back. He is irreplaceable and the other players will have to make up for that loss. Unfortunately they are injured.
"Clearly we expected this to be a long tournament for us, we expected to be here for a lot longer. He is irreplaceable, but our morale is not too bad".
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Low himself said he would need some time to ponder his next move after 12 years in charge of the Germany squad. They had a disappointing draw with Iceland (1:1) and a thorough beating from Croatia (0:3).
A questionable celebration by German players near the Swedish bench added to the disappointment.
"Ki Sung-yueng's injury was something I'd never imagined, and it gives me a headache at the moment", he said. "For us, the thing is to know Mexico inside out so we can outline our expectations". "He will be the one who earns the armband".
Fellow supporter Denis, who traveled nearly 3,000km (1,864 miles) from his home in Stuttgart to watch Germany take on South Korea in Kazan, was equally resigned. "That match made us stronger, more confident".
He said: "Until quite recently, we have probably been the most consistent, in terms of performance, team in the past 10, 12 years". "And it's the same for Germany". "He couldn't motivate the team and get them ready for the game". Find us on Facebook too!
"It's a fact, we cannot deny, Germany are much stronger than us but we have to have a mindset that we can do it".
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Germany have three points from two games, while South Korea are now last in Group F with two losses, but they still have a chance to advance to the Round of 16.
After the game, coach Joachim Low refused to lay blame exclusively on Ozil.
Germany salvaged its chances of advancing with Toni Kroos' injury-time victor on Saturday.
"South Korea has players who can execute fast breaks, we will try to adapt", Loew said.
Elsewhere, Mexico fans carried South Korean fans aloft through Mexico City's main square in a victory march after the result.
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They followed that up by nearly drawing with Sweden, but for a wonder-strike by Toni Kroos at the death.