Worst Moment For Scolari

Scolari - Humiliated by Germany

Scolari – Humiliated by Germany

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted he had experienced the worst day of his life after his side slumped to their worst-ever defeat in their World Cup semi-final against Germany.

Germany triumphed 7-1 on an evening of record-breaking in Belo Horizonte: the highest score in a World Cup semi-final, Brazil’s biggest defeat after their 1920 6-0 loss to Uruguay, and a record 16th World Cup goal for Miroslav Klose.

Scolari said: “I think it’s probably the worst moment of my life. I’ve lost other matches. When you lose 4-0 or 5-0, it’s basically the same thing.

“Naturally, if I were to think of my life as a player, as a coach, as a teacher, this was the worst day of my life. But life goes on.

“I’ll be remembered probably because I lost 7-1, the worst defeat Brazil have ever had, but that was a risk I knew I was running when I accepted this position. Life goes on. That’s what I’ll do.”

Scolari admitted that the result was “catastrophic” for Brazil and said he took full responsibility.

He added: “Who is responsible when the team plays? Who is invited as the coach? Who is responsible for picking the team? I am. It’s me.

“So the catastrophic result can be shared by the whole group. My players will tell you we will share our responsibilities. But who decided the tactics, I did. So the person responsible is me.”

“What happened was Germany imposed a fantastic rhythm on the game. They were able to score the goals to define the match. That diminished my team. Those six minutes of trouble, Germany made use of those moments. – Sportinglife

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