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Man City midfielder Gundogan slams Germany teammates after Japan shock

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan blasted his Germany team-mates following their shock World Cup defeat to Japan on Wednesday.

Gundogan fired the four-time winners ahead from the penalty spot midway through the first half.

He also hit the post before Japan drew level with 15 minutes of normal time remaining when Ritsu Doan fired in after Manuel Neuer parried a Takumi Minamino effort.

"We made it too easy for Japan. The second goal in particular, that shouldn't happen, we're at the World Cup," fumed Gundogan later.

"Manu [Manuel Neuer] saved us a few times. We had incredible chances to score but didn't make it 2-0. That must not happen to us.

"We also didn't build up the play well from the back. The conviction to hold the ball from the back and offer yourself was missing - so we played long balls.

"You almost got the feeling that not everyone wanted the ball. We simply lost the ball way too often.

"We made it too easy for them. Especially the second goal, I don't know if ever there has been an easier goal scored in the World Cup," he said.

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