Emre Can has expressed his disappointment at Germany u21’s capitulation in the 2015 U21 European Championships earlier this summer.
The Liverpool star got off to a good start in the competition after scoring in the opening game and providing an assist for Kevin Volland in his sides second game.
However, Germany were taken apart in the semi-finals in a 5-0 thrashing against eventual runners-up Portugal.
“I think, for us as a team [Germany], we had more to give than we did. We did OK, and thought we could go all the way, but didn’t make it to the final,” Can told Liverpool’s official website.
“The semi-final was a bad day for us all, and things didn’t end quite the way we hoped they would.”
Can 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 Liverpool man will be hoping to move into central midfield this season after spending the last league campaign as a makeshift defender in Rodgers back-three and to a lesser extent a right-back.
The Germany u21 international made a total of 27 appearances for Liverpool last season and also featured in the FA Cup and Europa League.