Julio Cesar would have preferred a 1-0 loss and been the fall guy
Stricken Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has continued the apologies offered by boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and captain on the night David Luiz, vowing that the national team will one day make the country proud again.
Speaking to Globo in the aftermath of their 7-1 demolition against Germany last night, Ceasr said: "I think we got a little lost there and Germany noticed we were like that and managed to score the goals."
"I'd rather we had lost 1-0 because of my mistake."
"To explain what happened now is complicated. This is a dream that ends, although not the way we hoped."
"In my life, I've learned to be a man at all times. I won't shy away from anything, I'll take it on the chin. One day I'll give happiness to those people."
The 7-1 reverse is likely to signal the end of the international careers of several members of the 2014 World Cup squad, Cesar being no exception.