Sweden's Mikael Lustig dropped a fantastic truth-bomb on Germany after World Cup exit


Germany sent the footballing world into shockwaves when they exited the 2018 World Cup at the first hurdle.

With the weight of a nation's hope on their shoulders, their defence of the crown they won in 2014 came to a shuddering halt before it could really even begin.

Joachim Low's men finished bottom of Group F after defeats to Mexico and South Korea, the Germans needing to win the latter game to advance to the last-16.

But what happened at the end of Germany's 2-1 win over Sweden last Saturday in Sochi marked a sour note on a dramatic game.

Footage circulated of both benches being involved in an altercation following Toni Kroos' winning goal, caused by Germany staff and substitutes celebrating wildly in-front of Sweden manager Janne Andersson.

Understandably the Sweden squad are still feeling a bit of resentment towards Die Mannschaft following the events, and you could only imagine their reaction once they found out that they had been eliminated.

Sweden themselves have made it through to the knockout stages, even without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from international football after Euro 2016, which makes the feeling even more bitter-sweet.

Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig is one of those Swedish players who felt the bitterness following the defeat, but he suggested that the Germans got everything they deserved following their shocking loss to South Korea.

Speaking of Germany's departure from the competition, Lustig told Swedish television station SVT, per the Daily Record; “Really nice. I won’t hesitate to say that - very nice.


“Of course because they are a big team, but especially because of how they behaved after the match against us.

“As well as the conduct of their staff, some of their players ran past me after the goal and shouted in my face, which shocked me.

“So I think it was a fair result! There were a lot of people who said Germany were through after our match - that we were out - but sometimes karma is nice.”

Strong words from the right-back, but who can blame him?

Whilst Switzerland await Sweden and Lustig in the round of 16, the only thing Germany have to look forward to is a national enquiry into such a poor World Cup.

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