Scholl: Hummels' mistakes were deadly

The one-time Germany midfielder was not impressed with the performance of the Dortmund defender, although he did concede that overall he had enjoyed a good tournament

Former international Mehmet Scholl has criticized Mats Hummels after Germany was knocked out of Euro 2012 by Italy in the second semifinal.

Joachim Low's side was defeated 2-1 by the Azzurri, after a double by Mario Balotelli in the first half. And the one-time Bayern man was quick to point the finger at Hummels after the final whistle.

“Today, [Antonio] Cassano acted him out,” Scholl told ARD. “He will never, never ever - and I'm sure about this - again make that mistake, but at such a high level these mistakes will be punished straight away. Today this was deadly."

The 41-year-old however, did conclude the interview by saying: “Hummels has had a great tournament.”

Italy will now play Spain in the final of Euro 2012 on Sunday July 1, kick-off at 2:45 p.m. ET.

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