The former Arsenal and German midfielder was talking to Sky Sports and tells England and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka to keep his head up.
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“I felt very much for Bukayo, I know from my own experience how it feels to miss a penalty,”
“In a final, as the last one, to take on the responsibility of an entire nation as a young player – respect. Not many players would dare to do that.
“There will always be people who racially abuse and scapegoat people of different backgrounds and skin colour when they lose.
“Unfortunately, there will always be a small part of our community that racially insults and threatens players.
“We should focus much more on the positive messages that keep players strong.”