If Boateng leaves the club, Bayern will go after Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. There has been contact for a while and the player has been scouted. Hoffenheim defender Kevin Vogt is not an option [SportBild]
Marco Reus: "We are all in agreement that we need to be more careful in possession. For us forwards it is important to get the ball from the back. The less we give the ball away, the better we look as a team."
James Rodríguez PR manager David Pérez: "The move to Bayern was great for everyone. James is very disciplined. I think the German culture suits him very well. He is just as demanding as the Germans. " [Bild]
*Manuel Neuer came 50 minutes late to the press conference*
Neuer: "Sorry everyone. We had one more session that lasted longer. It was a wake up call. The communication in our team has never been stronger, you can tell that many players want to get involved"
Robert Lewandowski: "When I'm in a restaurant with friends, I ask them to call me Emil. If they call me Robert or Lewy, people would turn to me. If someone comes and asks me if I'm Robert Lewandowski, I tell him: No I just look like him, I'm Emil!" [The Guardian]
Matthäus on Özil: "His body language is negative. I often have the feeling that he does not feel comfortable in the DFB jersey, almost as if he does not want to play. There is no heart, no joy, no passion. I think he will retire from the national team after the #WorldCup " [Bild]
Lothar Matthäus on Sky: "What an incredible disappointment yesterday. No pressing, no stability. The gaps were so big that you are almost scared. Especially between the central defenders and the midfielders. Everything a German team has always been was nonexistent. Nothing!"
FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexican federation after thousands of the country's fans reportedly yelled "puto" seemingly directed at Manuel Neuer every time he took a goal kick.
Jerome Boateng: "We now have time until Saturday to prepare our next game. We have to throw everything we have against #SWE and show a completely different face. But of course it won't be easier than against #MEX " [dfb]
José Mourinho: "Mexico totally deserved their win and Germany deserved their defeat. But I think the group is quite easy and Germany will qualify, then we will see Germany in the quarterfinals, Germany in the semi finals and probably the final" [RT]
Mario Gomez: "We have to keep our heads high. It's a long tournament. You never become World champion after one game. Yes, we imagined things differently but if you look back, Spain also lost their first game in 2010. We have to keep working and improving"
Joachim Löw confirms to ARD radio that Julian Draxler will start against #MEX tomorrow: "He has grown as a player and now has an important role to play in the team as he showed last year when he captained the team in the Confed Cup" #DieMannschaft
Philipp Lahm: "Ilkay and Mesut are 100% integrated in the national team, identify themselves with this team and bring performances on the pitch. I'm counting on Manuel Neuer as captain and leader to talk to them and handle the situation"