Klinsmann picks out six England stars who frighten Germany

Joe Williams
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Jurgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann admits there are a number of England players who the Germany squad will be worrying about ahead of their Euro 2020 clash.

More than 40,000 fans will be spread around Wembley on Tuesday evening as Joachim Low’s side come to town for a mouth-watering knockout clash under the arch.

For many England fans facing Germany brings back scarring memories of previous meetings, from the 1970 World Cup to the ghost goal in the 2010 edition, as well as the Italia 90 and Euro 96 semi-final shootout heartbreaks.

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However, Klinsmann claims there are plenty of players Germany will be worried about as England look to progress to the quarter-finals.

“You have Raheem Sterling, and you have Mason Mount,” Klinsmann told The Athletic.

“You have now Saka who played a good game against the Czech Republic. You have Phil Foden, who I really adore — I thought he had a brilliant year with Man City.

“You have Harry Maguire, who kind of frightens everybody when this guy rolls through midfield. He reminds me a bit of Lucio, the Brazilian centre-back — he looks like a Mustang running through everybody.

“And then you have this No 9 killer [Harry Kane] that hasn’t started the tournament yet.”

Meanwhile, Glenn Hoddle believes facing Germany could bring the best out of England captain Kane.

Hoddle said: “I do believe, in this sort of game, Harry Kane is going to come alive – and he’s going to have to come alive.

“He’s got to play like a number nine. He’s got to play in the box, be the link man, be the target man, make sure he keeps the moves flowing, the pattern of play flowing, but get in the box.

“And, of course, he’s got to get some service. I think there’ll be a little bit more space for Harry. If he gets up against (Mats) Hummels, he isn’t the paciest.

“Germany play quite a high line and (Manuel) Neuer gets away with a few things. There’s a bit of space in behind and I think Harry’s better off, for this game, off the shoulder and being the last man.

“I think he’ll start coming up trumps. He has looked leggy and he won’t be happy with how he’s been playing, but this is a typical game where he’s ready to rock and roll.”