Germany and Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich says he's afraid of "falling into a hole" after suffering a second successive World Cup group stage exit.
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Despite beating Costa Rica 4-2 in their last group stage game, Kimmich and Germany crashed out of the tournament, as Japan won 2-1 against Spain in the other game in the group.
Kimmich, almost in tears after the game, told reporters in the mixed zone:
"This was the worst day of my career. We blew the World Cup in 2018 and the Euros last year too.
"I'm afraid I'll fall into a hole. It makes you think that these failures are connected to my person."