Ballack shows concern about the state of German football
Things are not going well for German football at the moment, says Michael Ballack.
Former German international Michael Ballack admits he's concerned about the current state of German football.
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Speaking to Sky after Bayern's Champions League exit to Liverpool on Wednesday, Ballack said:
"We crashed out of the World Cup early, have been relegated in the Nations League, and the Champions League ended in the round of 16 for all German sides. This is a hint that we're not doing everything right. There's no reason to sugarcoat things."
It's the first time since 2006 that there are no German clubs in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Borussia Dortmund were beaten by Tottenham while Schalke 04 were dumped out of the tournament by Manchester City.