German coach Christian Wuck did not hold back after his side's 1-2 loss to Brazil at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan Stadium Kolkata as the coach felt his team was undone due to some questionable decision making by the referee in charge.
The Germans went into the second half infront thanks to a goal from captain Arp but two strikes within a matter of minutes by Weverson and Paulinho saw the Selecao qualify for the semi-finals of the torunament. It was during the build up to the second goal that caused all the outrage as Brazil's Yuri Alberto seemed to elbow Germany's Jan Boller in the face before assisting Paulinho to score the winning goal. The German coach was admittedly furious that the decision had not gone earlier in favour of his side.
"Just look at the eye of the player (Alberto) before the goal. Look at his eye. It was a clear foul. Before the game every team, every player gets an instruction from the referees, every elbow in the face is a clear foul, it's a red card and here it isn't a foul. I can't believe it. We have no problems in losing the game, congratulations to brazil, they are a very good team.We have no problems in losing, but this way is very very hard." the German coach said.
The German team had practised twice the day before the game and even trained once in the morning before the game which lead to many believing that his side were tired heading into the game. The coach though insisted that his side were a hundred percent fit heading into the game and were only tired after the game was done with.
"No we were not tired going into the game. After the game we are tired." he said.
The coach did criticize his side for not being able to capitalise on the missed chances in the first half but believed the difference was ultimately down to the referee.
"I have to criticize that we didn't score another goal in the first half, we were the better team in the first half, Brazil were better in the second. We simply couldn't score and that's the problem. The difference between the two teams was the referee i believe" said Wuck.
The German coach lauded the individual brilliance of the Brazilians players but felt they were unlucky not to have been able to take the game to penalties.
"Brazil played very well in the second half. They have very good individual players. We had a chance to get the match to penalties, but we weren't as lucky today."