"I played the worst match of my career," acknowledged Dennis Schroder after a forgettable performance, though Germany managed to secure their place in the World Cup semi-finals.

The Panzer captain Schroder recognized that this wasn’t his day and acknowledged the need to step up significantly if he aims to help his national team secure a medal.

It was probably the worst match of my career. Despite my poor performance, we managed to find a way to win the match. I’m proud of my boys, both the starters and those on the bench. Everyone contributed positively,” commented Schroder.

He stressed the importance of maintaining a positive outlook, even when individual performances fall short: “In this game, I just wanted to stay positive. You can’t always control whether your shots go in or not, but what you can control is your attitude. I had conversations with my teammates in my role as captain and team leader. I’m pleased that we came out on top.”

Germany’s next challenge is a semi-final showdown against the Americans, scheduled for Friday at 2:40 p.m.

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