France may be favourites to secure European glory on their own patch, but Portugal should certainly ...
"Let them carry on saying that Portugal won without deserving it", he said. According to 888sport Euro odds, France is the heavy favorite to bring the title home 16 years after their last trophy, also the Euro in 2000. "But I was able to score today and I've helped the team get to the final". Despite having controlled the first half, Germany found itself down 1-0.
It's freaky that a football nation like Germany went into this tournament relying so heavily on one striker in Mario Gomez and without him, all their pressure and promise did not yield the results they craved.
They dominated the first half, however, before an Antoine Griezmann penalty put the tournament hosts ahead on the stroke of halftime.
The nail in the coffin came in the 72nd minute when Griezmann scored his second goal of the game. After the game, Germany coach Joachim Löw took an early stab at summing up the mood of the country.
Hummels rued Germany's defeat as their 20-year wait for a continental crown was extended and added that winning the world's biggest event in 2014 did not ease the pain this time around.
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"I had my share [of finals] as a player".
"I don't say anything about referees' decisions. And that's why I'm proud of my team-mates".
France will do well to contain his threat, however, despite some shaky performances, they have proven to be rather adept at keeping clean sheets in this year's tournament.
"We haven't only had easy games".
"They are ready because I've played with many French generations, we've been strong before", he said. We didn't make it to the final, so Rio will not be followed by another magical night.
"We've played well during Euro 2016 but have been knocked out and that is very disappointing".
"We generate passion and fervour, we can see that".
"We have three days before the final, it's very short so we have to savour this victory".
Already a fans' favourites and now the tournament's top scorer with six goals, the goal machine with the boyish looks will again be France's most risky weapon when they face Portugal in Sunday's final. We do, too. It's still very open. "We have to keep our feet on the ground. The team did well, played well, scored two important goals against the good-feel team of the tournament, Wales", he said. We don't claim to have the power to solve all the problems of the French people. It was bad luck.
"We have our chances and so do Portugal", he said.
And Kroos reacted: "We delivered our best performance at Euro 2016 today so it's unusual that we suffered a 2-0 defeat".
The 2-0 win was the same as when the two sides met in Paris in November when Islamist militants struck at the Stade de France national stadium and other sites across Paris. We are one team.