Defender Miguel Britos, from Uruguay, undoubtedly struggled the most. German is a notoriously difficult language to master, perhaps even more so for a South American.
His attempt at "schienbeinschutz" (shin pad) sounded more like "schainbainstus". And the less said about his effort to pronounce "fallruckzieher" the better.
Fellow defender Tommie Hoban, meanwhile, could hardly have sounded less English. At least do a bit of an accent, Tommie.
Younes Kaboul was also present, and managed to get through without making too much of a fool of himself. Having said that, uttering "spiel-whatever" as an attempt at "spielverlangerung" wouldn't be an adequate answer in an exam.
Then there was "flugkopfbal", a word that requires a certain level of care, and "mittelfeldspieler", to which Britos simply said "midfield player". You tried, Miguel.
Kaboul finished off the video with a polite "danke schoen". At least he learned something.
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