At the start of the European Championship, Germany lost 1-0 to France.
Mats Hummels was the big unlucky fellow, but he doesn't want to be criticized by a former colleague.
Munich - Mats Hummels * was the unlucky person at the first European Championship appearance of the German national team *.
In the 0: 1 against France, the BVB defender decided the game with an own goal.
While he received immediate encouragement from his colleagues, the experts were not so gracious: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Hummels' world champion colleague from 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, called the rescue attempt on
Hummels sees it differently.
Mats Hummels: "You have to differentiate between own goals"
an interview with
, Hummels said: “Basti as a former footballer should be better able to assess how difficult this ball is.
But as an expert he can of course express his opinion. "
Hummels explained the situation at the European Football Championship *: “You have to differentiate between own goals: There are some where you can do a lot - and some where you have few options.
The own goal against France wasn't one where I could have done a lot differently. "
The defender continued: “Every footballer knows: defending such a ball that is brought in extremely hard is extremely difficult.
During the game, three or four teammates came up to me and told me how difficult this ball was.
On a really good day, I might get it cleared up.
But for a central defender that was perhaps the most uncomfortable ball there is.
So I didn't have to be cheered up much. "
Hummels' son Ludwig cheered after his father's own goal
He “slept normally” after the game, even if the feeling was “generally not good”, since the tournament started with a defeat.
In contrast to Schweinsteiger and most Germans, a completely different "expert" in Hummels 'environment showed a completely different, albeit understandable, reaction to the EM * setback: Hummels' three and a half year old son Ludwig.
The DFB returnees about his son: “Fortunately, he still doesn't know what an own goal is.
He thinks: the ball in the net is always right.
I was told that he was cheering.
I'll probably have to teach him that. ”
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