Schweinsteiger took to his profile on Facebook to address the fans regarding the disappointment of the team to lift the trophy in France, despite being the favourites. The failure to do so was
The German football at the tournament was decent and even in the game against the hosts, the former Bayern Munich player says they were just unlucky. Schweinsteiger became the captain in 2014 and has played 120 games for the national team. He conceded the penalty that led to the first goal when he used his hand to block the ball in the 18 yard box. Antoine Greizmann converted the penalty and it became the beginning of the end for the German team.
The Manchester United player in his post didn’t address the reports that he is set to retire from international football, especially since he is 31 already and has been struggling with injuries of recent. In the open letter he posted on the German Football Association’s Facebook page, he wrote: “Dear fans, I have one word: pity. Our dream has not been fulfilled. We haven’t reached the final and there will be no magic night to follow the one in Rio.”Continue reading