Germany coach Joachim Low admitted he could have no complaints about his side’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia at Euro 2008.
“Looking back at the match we deserved to lose. We were unable to play our combinations or play fluidly,” he said.
“The Croats pulled back after scoring their first goal and we were unable to penetrate their defence, which is why we have to accept the defeat.
“We cannot be satisfied. We were unable to do what we know we can do.”
Low conceded that Germany had been poor in every area of the pitch.
“Overall we were a weak team,” Low added.
“We didn’t manage to play through the midfield, we played too many high balls, our game off the ball was bad, we did not run the combinations and precision was lacking.”
Germany must now beat Austria in their final group game on Monday to progress to the quarter-finals.
Low said he would review the match in order to figure out where his side had gone wrong.
“We are disappointed to have lost the second match,” he said.
“Give me a day to find the reasons behind this. I can name some now but we must sit down and analyse this result.
“This is a setback after our initial win against Poland but we are in a position to show a different face on Monday.”