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Ballack shows concern about the state of German football

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Things are not going well for German football at the moment, says Michael Ballack.
Michael Ballack.
Michael Ballack.Photo: Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0
Former German international Michael Ballack admits he's concerned about the current state of German football.

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.

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