Japan plunges Germany into deep mourning. Because of the stunning victory over Spain, the 2014 world champion was knocked out for the second consecutive tournament.
“We’re out there, what a massive embarrassment,” Bild says. Germany again shows too little and fails in the group stage.
The exit hit Germany hard. Aging blanket Thomas Müller (33) takes responsibility and speaks to the press. “It’s a complete disaster,” the Bayern Munich striker agrees.
“I don’t know how to go on,” he says wistfully. Therefore, Muller sees in the victory over Costa Rica his farewell to the national team.
“There is a possibility that this will be my last match. I would like to say a few words to the German fans…”
“It was a pleasure, dear ones. We had great moments. I tried to show my heart on the field in every game.”
“Even if everything didn’t always work out, I did it with love,” were Mueller’s emotional closing words. I hope he will be welcomed with open arms in his home country.
However, such a scenario as Roberto Martinez did not come to the Germans.
Hansi Flick replied after the World Cup exit: “I am not speechless.” “I can put this game together well. I was really angry after the first half. The way we made the opposition strong through carelessness just wasn’t possible. We had endless chances to score three or four goals.”
“The elimination didn’t decide today, but 20 minutes against Japan was deadly. We could have also made it 2-1 against Spain.”
“We did not play efficiently in this tournament,” Flick continued, indicating his desire to remain as a national coach. “I’m having fun. We have a good team with promising players knocking on the door.”
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