Hummels: You won't believe it but we did practice penalties

ShareClose Comments
The world champions are into the last four of Euro 2016, but the centre-back accepts their spot-kicks againt Antonio Conte's side were below the usual German standard

Mats Hummels conceded the penalties Germany took in their shoot-out win over Italy on Saturday were not typical of the national team.

The world champions earned a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 by winning 6-5 on penalties after extra time had ended with the teams locked at 1-1.

Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger all missed for Germany, with Simone Zaza, Graziano Pelle Leonardo Bonucci unsuccessful for Italy before Matteo Darmian's failure allowed Jonas Hector to seal victory in an epic shootout.

But centre-back Hummels, who will miss the semi-finals due to suspension, told BBC World Service : "We didn't shoot like a German team.

"You won't believe it, but yes we [practised penalties] in training a few times.

"I was very happy that I did because I worked out which shot would work well for me today [Saturday] - because it worked well yesterday.

"It's hard to simulate the real situation."

Next article:
Perotti: Roma can cope without Liverpool-bound Alisson
Next article:
Diskerud loaned to K-League from Manchester City
Next article:
Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer
Next article:
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Courtois & Hazard lead €300m Madrid wishlist
Next article:
Moralez, Blanco and the biggest MLS All-Star snubs
Close

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept