Man Utd icon Roy Keane slams Germany’s ‘schoolboy’ defending and picks out one player to blame after World Cup loss

ROY KEANE slammed Germany’s “schoolboy” defending in their 2-1 defeat to Japan.

Germany led 1-0 at half-time before two goals in eight minutes sealed a late comeback win for Japan.

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Keane felt Neuer should have done better for Japan’s winnerGetty

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But Keane felt Takuma Asano’s winner should have been stopped and was very critical of Germany for switching off from the free-kick that created the goalscoring opportunity.

He also took aim at goalkeeper Manuel Neuer while praising Japan’s bravery.

He said: “If you concede a goal like that on the training pitch, you’d stopped the game and go ‘are you concentrating properly?’

“For the German defence to give up a goal like that, it’s schoolboy defending.

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“I think the goalkeeper could have done a bit better, could have made himself bigger.

“But some teams park the bus, you sit in a low block. Sometimes you don’t have an option, you just have to go back but there was still that threat. The manager had to sort that, there was players high up the pitch.

“I think the bravery from this team today is where I take my hat off to them.”

Japan also won plaudits for their cleanliness after the match as they left their dressing room in tip-top condition.


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The squad also left behind a thank you message and took time to make origami swans despite recording a historic victory.

Their fans did likewise and cleaned up in the stands – just as they did after the World Cup opener between Qatar and Ecuador.

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