Bayern Munich wing-back David Alaba has defended Austria’s lackluster performance at Euro 2016 as he insists that they gave everything during their time in the competition.
Austria finished bottom of Group F, losing two of their three games including a late defeat against Iceland in their final Group match.
However, Alaba has described his disappointment but absorbed himself and teammates of any blame.
“I know you’re disappointed – and believe us, so are we,” he wrote to his one million Twitter followers.
“We worked so hard for this tournament, each and everyone of us.”
Alaba continued: “We gave it all we had for you, you gave it all you had for us,” he added.
“To each and every one of us it’s a huge honour to play for his country.
“For now we have to deal with the situation and slowly begin to prepare for the next tournament.”
We’re still very disappointed, but let’s follow the path together!