Neither were the sombrero-clad Mexican fans who seemed to be partying nonstop on the streets of Moscow in the days leading up to Sunday's match. "We're taking this very, very seriously and, once more for emphasis, because it's our first game at the World Cup".
On the way to that latter title, Germany saw off Mexico, who have themselves grown under the tutelage of Juan Carlos Osorio, in charge since 2015.
"In the first half we played very badly, we were not able to impose our usual way of playing, attacking and our passing were not effective in the spaces, there were lots of counter-attacks and we had to get back". "With all respect, I think in the first half of the match that we were the superior team".
The two nations are meeting at the World Cup for the fourth time with Germany having won matches held in 1978, 1986 and 1998 respectively. They had several good openings that they failed to convert - too many touches, a pass just too far out in front, an unwillingness to shoot when presented with the opportunity - which allowed Germany to stay in the game.
Those recent struggles were evident from the outset against a vibrant Mexico, who scarcely gave its more illustrious opponents a chance to settle during a pulsating opening.
Germany hit back, Toni Kroos rattling the crossbar with a 25-yard free-kick that needed the fingertips of a scrambling Ochoa to keep it out, but Mexico barely clung on to their advantage. Not only were fans in tears, but players and coaches were as well. Germany then dominated but when it broke through the Mexican defense, the shooting was poor.
Rafael Marquez, who will retire after the tournament, is set to become just the third player - after compatriot Antonio Carbajal and Germany's Lothar Matthaus - to feature at five World Cups. Their flawless 10-0 record during qualifiers feels like a distant memory after narrowly beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 a little over a week ago. But his plan for attacking Germany by relying on his wingers' speed didn't change. They were lacking that final ball and that finish until Hernandez found Lozano on a quick counterattack in the 35th minute.
"We did not do it well", he said. "I don't really understand why we played like we played because, really, we already had our wake-up call".
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