Ex-Chelsea star apologises for Brazil’s humiliation by Germany
David Luiz apologises to "all the Brazilian people" after his side's 7-1 World Cup thrashing at the hands of Germany
David Luiz has apologised to Brazil fans after the hosts suffered one of the worst defeats in World Cup history when they were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals on Tuesday.
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) July 5, 2014
Thomas Muller volleyed home from a corner, before Miroslav Klose swept in to become the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer with his 16th goal.
It’s a very sad day but it’s also a day from which to learn
Toni Kroos drove in the third and then tapped in his second, before Sami Khedira made it 5-0 from 12 yards.
Substitute Andre Schürrle then added two more after the break before Oscar netted a late consolation for the hosts, with Germany now set to face Argentina or Netherlands in Sunday’s final.
“Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people,” said Luiz.
“I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.
“Germany were better than us. They prepared better. They played better.
“It’s a very sad day but it’s also a day from which to learn.”