Liverpool’s Emre Can believes Germany  U21s 5-0 defeat against Portugal U21s in the Euros is a ‘dark day’ for the entire country.

Germany U21s were strong favourites to win the Euros U21s, but Rui Jorge’s side won 5-0 in Olomouc. Can believes their performance was a joke, and over confidence did them no good.

“Maybe I thought before the game that I’m the greatest,” Can told Bild.

“I’ve no idea what that was today. I think I need to come back down to earth.

“We are all young people. If you always get praise and then praise, then you think you’re a great man.

“What we played there was just a joke.”

Meanwhile, another Liverpool younster Tiago Ilori is confident the current squad  can go one better than the golden generation of Luis Figo and Rui Costa. Ilori missed the game against Germany U21s due to a thigh compaint, but is expected to play against Sweden on Tuesday in their first final for 21 years.

“It was great,” he said. “I couldn’t have asked for better. We’re going to do everything we can and of course we’re confident – we’ve always been confident. But we are humble enough that every team in the group we were in was good and the other group. All the teams in the competitions are good teams, so we’re going to give it our best but we’re always going to respect the other team.”

  • SHARE

    Sports Media Professional. Contact me at dipeshagarwal@outlook.com

    Related Posts

    Virat and Anushka: Marriage in Italy, Reception in Mumbai?

    If we turn back the hands of the clock to the end of 2016, there was a buzz all around, that Virat and Anushka...

    Here’s the Daily Sports Round Up From Around the Globe on 11th December, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 11th December, 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    English Premier League 2017/18: Round Up – Round 16

    Total no.of goals scored Round 16 = 27   Saturday (09/12/2017) Hammers stunned Chelsea West Ham United 1 (Marko Arnautovic 6') – Chelsea 0 Hosts West Ham United...

    ISL: Mumbai City End Chennaiyin FC’s Winning Streak

    Mumbai, Dec 10: Mumbai City FC put an end to Chennaiyin FCs hat-trick of victories with a gritty 1-0 win in the fifth round of...

    Napoli fail to lead Serie A table after draw against Fiorentina

    Naples (Italy), Dec 11: Napoli on Sunday failed to top the Serie A table after a 0-0 home draw against Fiorentina in the 16th round...