Borussia Dortmund’s Kevin Grosskreutz has been reprimanded by club and country for urinating in a hotel foyer following his side’s DFB-Pokal final defeat, although his place in Germany’s World Cup squad does not seem to have been jeopardised.
The 25-year-old midfielder expressed his regret at the incident in Germany’s training camp in South Tyrol while Germany’s general manager Oliver Bierhoff and coach Joachim Low appear set to forgive him.
"Let’s not forget these are young lads and Kevin is very emotional," said Bierhoff to Sport1. "He’s a very passionate person and there was a lot of frustration after the final.
"Things like this can happen and these are the kind of people you want."
Grosskreutz told reporters in northern Italy that he was "very sorry" for what he did after a "very disappointing" defeat to Bayern Munich.