Dominic Calvert-Lewin has maintained that there is no chance that England is underestimating Germany at Euro 2020. England takes on Germany at Euro 2020 in the round of 16 at Wembley. Organizers are expecting a crowd of up to 40,000 on Tuesday.
Germany endured a slow start to the tournament when they lost to World Champions France in the first game in Munich. They were then held to consecutive draws against Portugal and Hungary. Germany needed a late strike from Leon Goretzka to help them reach the knockout stages.
England is unbeaten despite their poor performances in all three games of the group stage. They scored just two goals which were the lowest out of all teams that qualified for the knockout stages. Their talisman Harry Kane has failed to find the net in their first three games so far.
“We as a group are definitely not underestimating the challenge that we’ve got and the quality that they have, it’s like any game we go into we do our due diligence and work out how we can counteract the way that they play.” England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin said. “They always tend to play a certain way, they’re well-oiled and they play a certain system more often than not. I suppose there’s big history with England and Germany playing against each other so maybe it’s that which people think [about], but we’re not too concerned about that, it’s another game of football which we are going to try and win.”
Southgate will try to forget the heartbreak suffered at Euro 1996 when the England defender missed a penalty in the shootout against Germany. “That [the 2010 World Cup defeat] is more in my memory, but for me, it’s perhaps not as personal [as it would be for someone older],” he added. “For me, I’m just looking forward to the test and we can try and make history.”