Skip to comments.Germany went easy on Brazil in second half of 7-1 World Cup pasting claims Mats Hummels
Posted on 07/14/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Joachim Low's men already lead tournament hosts 5-0 at halftime in their semi-final and agreed not to humiliate them further in the last 45 minutes
Germany's players made a half-time dressing room pact not to "humiliate" Brazil during their World Cup mauling.
Defender Mats Hummels revealed he and his teammates spoke in the dressing room in Belo Horizonte after storming into a 5-0 interval lead.
They agreed not to 'show-boat', and, after their historic 7-1 semi-final win, Manchester United target Hummels explained: "We just made it clear that we had to stay focused and not try to humiliate them.
"We said we had to stay serious and concentrate at half-time. That's something you don't have to show on the pitch if you are playing.
"You have to show the opponent respect and it was very important that we did this and didn't try to show some magic or something like this. It was important we played our game for 90 minutes."
Brazil were left completely stunned by Germany's rampant victory but Hummels insists they must repeat their World Cup masterclass if they are to win the final on Sunday.
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Like Denny McLain grooving a fastball for Mickey Mantle.
In the second half, Germany could have subbed in their coaching staff, cooks and drivers.
Of course the Brazil nuts took it well.
Good for the Germans. It looked like it could have been much worse for the Brazilians, as bad as it was anyway.
Okay, the Austrians would not have let up.
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