Gabby Agbonlahor joined Germany and defender Antonio Rudiger after the shock loss to Japan in the World Cup.
The four-time winners of the competition suffered another shock result in Qatar losing 2-1, the result leaving them already on their backs in Group E.
Germany dominated the game in terms of possession and shots on goal, but it was Japan who tried their luck and secured a surprise victory at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Defeat to Spain on Sunday will see Germany sent home early, having been knocked out in the group stage in 2018, and Agbonlahor expects that to happen.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORThe said: “That Germany team, in the round of 16, they lost to England at the Euros, I thought they were pathetic last year at the Euros.
“This year I feel like they are going to come out, I feel like Spain are going to beat them. What’s going on in Germany? They have a bunch of suitors in their team.
Rudiger also made headlines after the game as the 29-year-old appeared to taunt Japan striker Takuma Asano with an odd run while trying to defend the ball.
“When you’re fast, and I was a fast player, you know you’re going to pass someone, that’s what Rudiger is for, nobody’s faster for him in this Japanese team,” Agbonlahor said. on the center of Real Madrid. return.
“Why are you trying to attack the opposition? Go get the ball first, you are faster, clear it, give it to your goalkeeper, play. He tried to really attack them, like ‘it’s too easy, you can’t pass me’.
“Sometimes you get your karma, straight away they lose 2-1. In the next match, he will have to say to himself “just defend, don’t try to remove the wick from the other players in this World Cup, you have your medicine right away.”
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