Tonight, the unthinkable happened, the mighty Die Mannschaft were knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It would take an eternity for Brazil to forget the 7-1 mauling Germany inflicted on them in 2014.
Shin said he had assumed in his planning that Germany would have already qualified by the time this fixture came around and the fact that the world champions still need a win would make them a much more hard proposition. A narrow 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia shortly before catching the plane to Russian Federation was their first win in six matches and you had to go back to a 5-1 victory over Azerbaijan in October 2017 to see their last win before beating the Saudis.
Four-times champions and four-times runners-up, Germany were heavily backed to retain their title. His performance will be just one of the reasons why they will go into their final group match against Brazil with hope.
That assistance will be crucial against a talented but inconsistent Mexican side that has gone from beating Germany 1-0 in its opener to losing 3-0 to Sweden in its final group game.
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"Clearly we expected this to be a long tournament for us, we expected to be here for a lot longer".
A questionable celebration by German players near the Swedish bench added to the disappointment. South Korea and Germany came in third and fourth, respectively, with three points apiece. "Of course we are very sad and we were also very angry, but that helps nothing now".
The 55-year-old, who accused Germany's backroom staff of "rubbing it in our faces", also needs to deal with the delicate fall-out surrounding his winger Jimmy Durmaz.
Following the game, under-pressure Germany boss Joachim Loew refused to pin the blame for the defeat on Ozil. In 2006, Germany hosted the big tournament but the winners were Italy.
Sweden still has a chance to advance to the knockout rounds.