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Lahm ‘especially sorry’ for Neymar

The Barcelona star has been ruled out of a rest of a World Cup by injury, and a Germany captain has empathised with a 22-year-old’s disappointment

Philipp Lahm says he is “especially sorry” for Neymar after damage brought a beforehand finish to his World Cup, as Germany ready to face Brazil in a semi-finals.

Germany go into Tuesday’s final 4 strife looking to strech an eighth final, and their charge has been done extremely easier after a Barcelona star pennyless a vertebra in a Selecao’s quarter-final win over Colombia.

Brazil captain Thiago Silva will also skip a competition by suspension, though Lahm insists he would have elite to face a full strength horde nation.

“First of all, it is a empathize that both are missing,” he pronounced in an talk with Bild am Sonntag.

“I’m generally contemptible for Neymar. To skip a semi-final during a home World Cup by damage is a sour blow.

“In a World Cup we always intend to contest with a best. That’s because we would have elite to play opposite Brazil with Neymar. But we trust that Brazil has adequate players who can step into a crack for him. It is a formidable task.”

Lahm has increasingly seen himself deployed as a defensive midfielder rather than in a full-back purpose he is some-more accustomed to, starting a initial 4 games of a World Cup in a centre of a pitch.

However, a Bayern Munich male was changed behind into counterclaim for the 1-0 quarter-final feat over France, though says he is not endangered where he plays, providing it is of advantage to a side.

“It is normal for people to plead who should play where,” he added.

“This is football. It’s not a large understanding for me. We had a conditions where some players had only come behind from damage when a World Cup started. The manager has motionless that we should container into midfield.

“We are dominant with me in a midfield in this tournament. It is critical for me that a group successfully play football. And afterwards it does not matter where we play.

“I have always put myself in my whole career during a use of a team. And I’ll continue to do so. Personal self-centredness has no place in a World Cup. 

“Generally we always take genuine criticism. It’s partial of football. I’ve famous a business for ages. But for me – and that we will always continue to emphasize – it is essential that a group plays successfully.”

Article source: http://www.goal.com/en-za/news/4684/world-cup-2014/2014/07/06/4939856/lahm-especially-sorry-for-neymar

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