Brazil captain Thiago Silva says his side's shock 7-1 loss at home to Germany on Tuesday is something that won't be repeated in the next 100 years.
The Paris Saint-Germain defender missed the semifinal match in Belo Horizonte through suspension, but says he feels partly responsible as captain of the Selecao and believes six minutes of madness - in which Germany scored four times - were to blame for the team's worst-ever defeat.
"I wasn't on the pitch, but I'm part of this team - I'm the captain," he said on Friday ahead of his side's third-place playoff against Netherlands. "It's something that won't happen again in the next 100 years. It was six minutes of darkness which led to a tragic ending for us."
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Thiago Silva appeared alongside coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in Brasilia on Friday as Brazil prepares to restore some pride against Netherlands on Saturday in a game in which he is set to start.
"We have the same motivation as always," he said. "We have to turn the page. Life goes on. We lost to Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup, so I wouldn't like to finish like that again."
The former AC Milan defender was also asked about Scolari's future, but said the players are behind their coach.
"This is not the time to crucify him," he said. "We are together. When the team gets it wrong, we all get it wrong."