England manager Gareth Southgate has called on his players to make history as his side prepare for their Euro 2020 clash with Germany.
More than 40,000 fans will be at Wembley on Tuesday as Joachim Low’s side meet England to compete for a place in the quarter-finals.
Germany have a catalog of major tournament wins against England to build on – most recently at the 2010 World Cup, when they took a 4-1 victory, aided by the decision not to give Frank Lampard a goal who clearly crossed the line.
Die Mannschaft conquered England twice on penalties in the 1990s, beating them at Wembley in the Euro 96 semi-final as Southgate missed a key shot on goal and in the Cup semi-final of the Italia 90 world.
West Germany also avenged England four years after losing to them in the 1966 World Cup final, winning an overtime victory in the 1970 Mexico quarter-finals.
But Southgate wants his players to focus on writing their own stories – the same message he gave on the eve of the World Cup shootout victory in the round of 16 against Colombia ago. three years.
“I don’t need to demystify it,” Southgate said of the rivalry with Germany. “The story is irrelevant to them.
“We have boys born in the 2000s, which is obviously scary but that’s the reality of the band we’re dealing with.
“It doesn’t matter to them what we did in, you know, Peter Bonetti in 1970 and what happened in 1990 and so on.
“Sure, they watch that stuff and understand a little bit of it, but it’s not something we tell them about.
“This team has recorded many historic performances over the past two years, made its own history,…
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