Germany star Thomas Muller has spoken candidly about his dramatic Euros miss against England.
With the game finely poised at 1-0 after the Three Lions took a late lead through Raheem Sterling, the last 15 minutes of the game were always going to be fraught with tension.
Right on cue, England fans’ hearts were in mouths. A poor backpass from Sterling himself opened up the door for Thomas Muller to run through and potentially equalise for the Germans.
Instead, though, the man who haunted English fans in 2010 was unable to find the target and dragged his shot wide.
After the match, Muller took to social media and didn’t shy away from the heartache of his miss.
“There it was, that one moment that you will remember in the end, that brings you to sleep at night. For which you work, train and live as a footballer.” He wrote on Instagram.
“That moment when you have it in your own hands to bring your team back into a close knockout game and to send an entire football nation into ecstasy. Getting this opportunity and then leaving it idle hurts me as hell. It hurts for the whole Germany, my teammates and our coach, who all gave me the confidence to be there.
“But above all, it hurts because of all the Germany fans out there who stood by us and supported us during this European Championship, despite the difficult omens! Thank you for your support”.
Muller has been at the heart of many success stories for the German national team but this time around, it just wasn’t meant to be as the 2014 world champions bowed out at the Round of 16 stage.
Now, England will turn their attention towards a crunch quarter-final clash with Ukraine on Saturday.
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