Gundogan fumes after stunning North Macedonia defeat ends Germany’s 20-year run


Germany midfielder Ilkay GundoganGermany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan

Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan voiced his aggravation with Wednesday’s spectacular 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia, firmly insisting that such outcomes can’t be permitted to occur.

Gundogan scored from the area in the 2nd half to equalise versus the visitors in the World Cup qualifier, however Eljif Elmas struck an 85th-minute winner to stun the 2014 World Cup champs.

The defeat was Germany’s initially in a World Cup qualifier because a 5-1 loss to England back in September 2001.

“We cannot allow that to happen,” Gundogan stated in quotes on the German nationwide group’s main site.

“North Macedonia were more or less in our box twice and we made it easy for them. We tried to work chances, but we only managed to score once. The way we conceded both goals was poor.”

Germany head coach Joachim Low was similarly disappointed, including: “We’re thoroughly disappointed. We simply looked too tired today. There wasn’t an energy about our play and we made too many mistakes going forward.

“When we moved the ball around rapidly, we looked unsafe. Our challengers sat deep and we could not discover a method to break them down. All in all, it was frustrating.”

Germany started this month’s World Cup qualifiers with wins versus Iceland and Romania, indicating they are still in good shape after 3 matches.

Low’s side are connected for 2nd location in Group J, 3 points behind Armenia, who have actually begun certifying with 3 wins from 3.

Germany will have a hard group at this summer season’s rescheduled Euro 2020, with matches versus Portugal, France and Hungary set for June.

Gundogan fumes after stunning North Macedonia defeat ends Germany's 20-year run