Moments after the worst lost in his country’s history, Brazil captain David Luiz did a TV interview on the field.
Luiz, who was filling in for suspended captain Thiago Silva, has been one of the stars of the World Cup.
After the 7-1 loss, he was distraught. He apologized to his country and said he just wanted to put smiles on people’s faces (via O Globo):
“I just wanted to give joy to the people who suffer so much. Unfortunately we could not, sorry everyone, all Brazilians. I just wanted to see people smiling. Everyone knows how important it was for me. I wanted to see everyone happy. [Germany] were better prepared. It is a day of great sadness and a lot of learning too.”
This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Brazil to win a World Cup at home, and they just couldn’t do it.
Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was just as crushed: