Victorious German Schweinsteiger praises Brazil's contribution to the World CupIt was Brazil who needed the consoling last night
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says he feels sorry for Brazil following last night's one-sided destruction in Belo Horizonte in which the World Cup hosts succumbed to a 7-1 defeat.
The Bayern Munich playmaker, a stand out performer as the Europeans incredibly led 5-0 at the break, told reporters after the game: "The sorrow is strong. But I would like to apologise to Brazil."
"Respectfully, we try to play football and score goals. For us, this cup is a dream."
"We are really enjoying the Brazilian people, this has meant the Brazilian team have made a big role in the tournament."
The forlorn World Cup hosts Brazil will now face either Argentina or Holland in the third-place play-off in Brasilia this Saturday, the day before Germany go on to compete for the right to be champions at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.