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England defeat bitter admits Kroos as Germany bow out

  • Published at 01:00 am June 30th, 2021
Toni Kroos
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos (L) fouls England forward Raheem Sterling during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 football game at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday

Late goals by Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley put England into the quarter-finals and brought down the curtain on Joachim Loew's 15-year reign as Germany coach

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos admitted the 2-0 defeat to England in the last 16 of Euro 2020 was a "bitter" pill to swallow as they rued their missed chances.

Late goals by Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley put England into the quarter-finals and brought down the curtain on Joachim Loew's 15-year reign as Germany coach.

The visitors only had themselves to blame as Thomas Mueller missed a clear late chance, nine minutes from the end, when he fired wide with the goal at his mercy and England 1-0 up.

"This is very, very bitter," said Kroos.



"We weren't effective enough and the 1-0 (when Sterling scored) changed everything, until then we had played a decent game.

"When you go out in the last 16, it's disappointing, even though we came through a difficult group."


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Germany qualified from Group F alongside France and Portugal, but all three teams bowed out in the last 16.