Wasted opportunity vs England ‘hurts like hell’ – Muller

Joshua Hall
Thomas Muller Germany England
Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller has said that his miss against England ‘hurts like hell’ in a message to the Germany fans following their exit from Euro 2020.

The Germans lost 2-0 to Gareth Southgate’s England at Wembley on Tuesday night in a battle for a ticket to the quarter-final of the competition in Rome.

Muller missed Germany’s best chance of the game and squandered the opportunity to draw Germany level with England only one goal up at the time.

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The Bayern Munich star was through on goal with only Jordan Pickford to beat, but pulled his effort wide of the left post seemingly securing England’s win with Harry Kane going on to double the lead just five minutes later.

Muller took to Instagram to apologise to the German fans and speak out about his miss and their exit from the competition.

He said: “That was it, that one moment that sticks in your mind and keeps you awake at night,

“The kind of moment you work for, train for, live for. The moment where it falls on you to get your team back on level terms in a tight knockout game and send an entire football nation into ecstasy.

“To have this opportunity and then waste it hurts like hell.

“It hurts to think about the whole team, my teammates and our coach, who all put their trust in me to be there and deliver at exactly that moment.

“But most of all, it hurts because of all the Germany fans out there who stood by us and supported us throughout this tournament, despite the difficult circumstances.”

With Germany out of the competition England will fly to Rome to play Ukraine in the quarter-final on Saturday with the game being their first of the tournament which hasn’t been played at Wembley.

Ukraine earned their place in the next round following a dramatic winner from substitute Artem Dovbyk in added time at the end of extra-time.

The Three Lions win against Germany was their first victory over their old foes in a major tournament since 1966 with England going on to win the World Cup that year.