It was 'a dark day for all of Germany' says Liverpool star Emre Can

Emre Can has stated that Germany U21’s were outclassed by Portugal U21’s side. The German’s were defeated by a 5-0 scoreline in the semi finals of the competition.

The Liverpool star went onto say that it was “a dark day for all of Germany,” according to

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Despite their 5-0 defeat, Germany have secured qualification for the Olympic Games for the first time since 1988.

Can played in his preferred central midfield role during the U21 European Championship’s and was given a licence to roam forward into attacking positions.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man received a rating of 5.96 for his performance on the night. The Germany U21 international managed to make three tackles, two interception and no clearances.

The 21-year-old scored in his sides opening game and set up a goal in the second. Can is expected to play in midfield next season following the departure of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.