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By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Streich takes blame for missing out on Europe: "Disappointed in myself."

With a full half of the Bundesliga's field left to dream of European football in some form or another, it remains certain that one club will not be headed outside of the Bundesrepublik next year. 

Retiring SC Freiburg trainer Christian Streich took the blame for his club's 10th place finish in his post-match interview with Sky Germany presenter Michael Leopold. 

Christian Streich's long tenure in charge of SC Freiburg came to a rather ignominious end. After helping the Breisgauer qualify for the Europa League over the last two years, Saturday's 1-2 loss to 1. FC Union Berlin leaves Streich's club finishing in 10th place. Following round 29's victory over Darmstadt, Streich's team went winless in their five last league fixtures. Just like last week, Streich kept the focus off his legacy and on the sporting consequences for his team. 

"The fact that we haven't won a game in the last few weeks is unbelievable," the 58-year-old told the Sky mics, "I have to accept the blame for that. We had some good games, but we didn't win a single one. I'm extremely disappointed in myself now that I didn't manage to give the team that final push. And so my last day as coach is a very disappointing day. I'm disappointed in myself. I'm sorry for the fans and the team."

His voice cracking, Streich declared himself "touched" by "countless individuals" who had wished him well in his retirement. This included not only those within the club, but also coaches, administrators, and players on opposing teams. Asked by Sky presenter Michael Leopold what he would miss the most about football, the SCF gaffer said "the people".  Leopold and Streich embraced before the interview concluded. 
 

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