Japan inflicted a shock defeat on Germany (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer – GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)
Ally McCoist took great delight in Germany’s defeat to Japan after accusing Antonio Rudiger of mocking his opponents.
Japan inflicted a shock 2-1 defeat on Hansi Flick’s side, who now must beat Spain on Sunday if they’re to keep their World Cup dreams alive.
Germany took the lead from the spot when Ilkay Gundogan scored a penalty but Japan hit back with goals from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano.
It came after Rudiger was accused of mocking his opponents when the Germans were ahead 1-0.
The former Chelsea defender was chasing down a long ball into the corner when he ‘galloped’ as the ball ran out of play.
Chelsea and Real Madrid fans will be used to the German’s strange movements but many felt he was disrespecting Japan.
Rudiger’s ‘gallop’ (Picture: ITV)
‘I’ve got to say, I don’t know if you saw big Rudiger at 1-0, he outpaced somebody then gave it the big high horse kicking legs,’ McCoist said.
‘I thought to myself ‘There’s no need for that, absolutely no need for that
I”ll tell you something, that might just come back and bite you and boy did it come back and bite him.
‘I just thought to myself ‘There is something beautiful about it.’
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