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"It Would Be A National Disgrace If England Don’t Beat Germany And Reach A Semi-Final"

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"It Would Be A National Disgrace If England Don’t Beat Germany And Reach A Semi-Final"

England's players have been told it will be a national disgrace if they fail to beat Germany as well as reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020.

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Gareth Southgate's side clash with their longtime rivals in the last-16 next Tuesday and it promises to be a huge game.

But talkSPORT's Simon Jordan sees this summer as the Three Lions' best chance to win their first silverware since 1966.

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"It's bordering upon a national disgrace if this team doesn't, at the very minimum, get to a semi-final," Jordan explained.

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Image Credit: PA

"Come on... we will never get a better opportunity to be meaningful in a tournament. Forget what happened in 2018.

"With the greatest will in the world, Southgate must have been born with a four-leaf clover in his hand, because you're getting a job where your football record didn't detail you should have got it.

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"You go into your first tournament and you get teams like Panama and Colombia, who had no players available, to get yourself to a World Cup semi-final.

"Players are being put up as heroes and people to galvanise and wanting to influence you with their opinion on different subject matters.

"Well, influence us with your performances on the pitch. You're in a tournament which is being played virtually at home - in fact it is at home - with a draw that has given you an opportunity you haven't had in the last 55 years.

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"If we don't get past the Germans and then subsequently get in gear and get at least to the semi-finals - and really to the final - then there is something fundamentally wrong with that England side and that England manager."

England topped Group D with three wins out of three and are yet to concede a goal.

Germany, meanwhile, advanced from Group F in second place having won, drawn and lost a game.

Wednesday evening saw Joachim Low's side labour to a 2-2 draw against Hungary.

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Jordan continued: "We have the best domestic league in world football and a bunch of players that Trevor Sinclair waxes lyrical about being world-class.

"The Czechs were nothing and we put them to the sword as much as we put anyone to the sword because we're not particularly brave at the moment

"So we look at this draw and say come on now, let's call a spade a spade - let's call it what should be - we should win these games.

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"And if we don't win these games then something should be said about the reasons why we haven't."

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Topics: Football, Euro 2020, England, Germany

Daniel Marland
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