“We played a decent game. If you go out in the round of 16, that’s disappointing,” lamented the former Bayern Munich midfielder. “Overall, it’s just extremely bitter.”
@ToniKroos: "It was an even game until England's opener. Both teams cancelled each other out. We got out of a tough group, but it hurts a lot to go home now."#DieMannschaft #GER #EURO2020 #ENGGER pic.twitter.com/6PZKGPXd1P— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 29, 2021
Chelsea’s rising star Kai Havertz believed that his side showed signs of improvement after an even firsthalf, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to get past the English defense.
“In the first half it was a match at eye level,” said the 22-year-old. “We got better from halftime.”
While departing coach Joachim Löw and captain Manuel Neuer rued Germany’s missed chances, Havertz refrained from pointing fingers.
“We are all in the same boat. We are one unit,” Havertz remarked. “England are not a bad team, they are very stable. Of course it’s disappointing to be eliminated in the round of 16.”