Toni Kroos admits early World Cup exit is what Germany deserved

• ‘We were not unlucky. It is not down to bad luck’
• ‘It’s a very black moment for German football’

From Toni Kroos there was no attempt to downplay the significance of Germany’s exit from the World Cup, nor any attempt to deflect the blame. Admirably straight-talking when things were going well, he was also admirably straight-talking now they have gone badly.

“In the end we did not do enough,” the midfielder said. “To be honest, if we can’t score a goal in 90 minutes against South Korea then we don’t deserve to go through. We got what we deserved. We were not unlucky. It is not down to bad luck.”

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