Tearful Luiz sorry for semi-final mauling

Brazil's David Luiz burst into tears during his post-match interview as he apologised for his team's 7-1 drubbing at the hands of Germany.

The host nation had no answer to Germany during the FIFA World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, conceding four goals in a six first-half minutes, after Thomas Muller had given Joachim Low's side the lead in the 11th minute.

Luiz, who had replaced the suspended Thiago Silva as captain for the semi-final in Belo Horizonte, was at the heart of a defence ripped apart by Germany and had few answers after the demoralising defeat.

Former Brazil international Carlos Alberto had questioned why the likes of Luiz, Silva and Neymar had shown so much emotion in previous games when singing the national anthem and after winning, and the tears returned again on Tuesday.

"I just wanted to give a joy to my people, my people, who spends so much (time) suffering. Unfortunately, I could not," a tearful Luiz said when interviewed on the pitch after the final whistle.

"Sorry everyone, sorry to all Brazilians. Just wanted to see my people smile.

"They (Germans) were much better, prepared better. Made four goals in six minutes.

"It is a day of great sadness and a lot of learning."

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar also struggled to explain Brazil's performance, after picking the ball out of his net seven times in Belo Horizonte.

The hosts had conceded four goals at the World Cup before the semi-final.

"Explaining the inexplicable is very complicated," the 34-year-old keeper said.

"We must recognise the great German football, (they have been) playing together for six years.

"Until now, everything was very beautiful."


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Mourinho delivers the most horrible football and his mind games look to force his own players to unsustainable sacrifices to win games , but tactically he proposes a defensive, improductive, and boring football as his brand.
By the other way Scolary is the only responsible for the catastrofic defeat of Brasil. If it is evident for everyone the low class of the majority of brasil players. Why on earth he left in the bank contention midfielders like Ramirez and Paulinho? That was stupid against a superior team like Germany, the way to play his team Brasil w/o Neymar would have to be defensive and looking a definition by penalties. Other way was suicidal as it proves the final result.
Mourinho suporters will use this to minor the ilogical desmantle of Chelsea in the cases of Mata, Luis and DeBruine. Coincidentally, Tiago, Mourinho, Costa and Miranda are all represented by the same agent in Jorge Mendes, but the use of the Abramovich money to bring new player from his own representant Mendes is suspicious and scandalous.
I as Chelsea fan ask for the removal of Mourinho. may be you will wait to see Hazard leaving, but you will do too, sooner or later.