The German soccer gamers misplaced to England 2-0. They had been relegated within the spherical of 16 of the European Championship, which disillusioned their followers. A couple of days after the match, 31-year-old Toni Kroos bid farewell to the nationwide group that’s now criticized by Lothar Matthäus, one of many best legends of German soccer.
“Cross thinks he’s a greater participant than I actually suppose. I’ve no objection to him. I congratulate him on all his achievements in Actual Madrid and the nationwide group. I salute him for his complete profession. He’s a Nice and stylish participant, however his efficiency within the European Cup reveals that he cannot be a pacesetter”, Matthaus began in a column in Sports activities Illustrated and continued to be sharper:
“He has no ardour to play. He would not go vertically. All his contact with the ball is of no avail. It’s good to see, however it’s no avail. His floor and lengthy passes are like his hairstyle-they are good and clear. However additionally they took up an excessive amount of time and stifled the spirit of the sport. He added an excessive amount of laterally, and he returned too many balls. It didn’t make sense as a result of we made three-pointers whereas defending. His lengthy passes. May be performed by Gint and Hummels with none issues.”
Cross performed 106 instances for the German group and scored 17 targets.