Going International: Barca midfielder gets emotional as Germany get eliminated from Euro 2024

  • Gundogan gets emotional after Spain edge past Germany in the Euro 2024 Quarterfinal.
  • Post-match, the German captain poured his heart out in an emotional post.
Ilkay Gundogan gets emotional after Germany's Euro exit
Ilkay Gundogan gets emotional after Germany's Euro exit / Kevin Voigt/GettyImages

The Euro 2024 Quarterfinal fixture between Spain and Germany lived up to the hype it presented to hardcore football fans. Featuring stars like Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan, Dani Carvajal, and Manuel Neuer, alongside youth sensations Lamine Yamal, Jamal Musiala, and Florian Wirtz, the match turned out to be an all-time classic.

Though the clash seemed balanced for most of the playing minutes, Spain's clutch approach helped them get the better of Germany. Mikel Merino's extra-time header saw the Spaniard flying into celebrations as his clutch finish sent La Roja through to the Semifinals of Euro 2024.

On one side, the Culers seemed to cherish the Spanish win as the Barca star boy, Lamine Yamal, delivered another masterclass. However, on the other hand, their emotions were visible, seeing Gundogan getting emotional after Germany's exit.

Gundogan's conveyed his feelings after the match

The veteran midfielder, who led Germany unbeaten into the Quarterfinal, seemed visibly upset after the matchup. He conveyed his feelings, how he felt after the loss,

""It's so incredibly bitter. We gave it our all and we were so close. And you supported us so wonderfully - that today was the best atmosphere I have ever experienced at a DFB Länderspiel, that was a unique atmosphere""

Ilkay Gundogan

The Catalan midfielder further expressed how he felt captaining the German side,

""wow! It was a great honor to lead this team on the field as captain at the home European Championships. I was really optimistic that we could go very far in the tournament. Even though the relegation comes too soon, I think today we could show that we can take on absolutely any opponent - yes, even be the better team!""

Ilkay Gundogan

Moreover, Gundogan conveyed his gratitude to all the fans, who came to support the home nation at the Euros. His words cited,

""Thank you to everyone who made this tournament so special for us - thank you for your support we felt throughout. THANK YOU !""

Ilkay Gundogan

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Hopefully, the German captain would complete his quench for a major title in the new Flick setup with FC Barcelona.