Kroos claims Germany defeat is ‘not a fair result’

Date published: Friday 8th July 2016 8:33 - Matthew Stead

Toni Kroos claims that Germany “played our best match” against France, and their defeat was “not a fair result”.

Germany slipped to a 2-0 loss against the hosts of Euro 2016, exiting at the semi-final stage of the tournament. Les Bleus will go on to face Portugal in the final.

Joachim Low’s side dominated possession, and registered more shots than their opponents on Thursday, but Antoine Griezmann’s double helped defeat the world champions. Samuel Umtiti was also excellent.

Kroos believes that Germany did not deserve to lose in Marseille, and described the result as “not fair”.

“I can’t blame the team, we carved out good opportunities,” he said after the match. “We had three or four excellent chances from headers but we fell further behind after a slip.

 “We’ve played well during Euro 2016 but have been knocked out and that is very disappointing.

“It’s a semi-final, there weren’t any stupid moments or silly mistakes. It’s not a fair result. It’s disappointing to go in at the break trailing as we did.

“Nevertheless, we still had the chance to bounce back but simply couldn’t score. They were clinical.

‘We played our best match tonight at the Euros but it didn’t help.”

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