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Germany's Joshua Kimmich: 'There Are Worse Matches To Play Than At Wembley Against England'

Jack Kenmare

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Germany's Joshua Kimmich: 'There Are Worse Matches To Play Than At Wembley Against England'

Germany full-back Joshua Kimmich has claimed "there are worse matches" than England ahead of their highly-anticipated European Championship clash.

Joachim Low's side will come up against the Three Lions at Wembley on Tuesday after they squeezed into the last 16 with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Hungary in their final group stage game.

It was a nervy night for the Germans, who at one stage were bottom of Group F after going behind twice. But goals from Kai Havertz and Leon Goretzka meant they sealed their place in the next stage.

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

Kimmich was quick to dismantle their lacklustre performance against Hungary after the full-time whistle, before later pointing out how they could improve in their upcoming clash against England.

"We didn't press Hungary very well, so there are a lot of things we need to improve," said the 26-year-old during a recent press conference.

"We had difficulties creating opportunities, we didn't manage to get behind the defensive line and weren't positioned very well when losing the ball.

"We gave Hungary too many free spaces, the same mistakes we made against France and Portugal.

"Hungary played exactly how we expected, we just did a bad job off the ball. This is not what we want to show, especially off the ball, but also in possession."

The Bayern Munich man, who has established himself as a world-class midfielder for the club, then claimed the match against England will be "totally different" before suggesting they can progress to the quarter-final stage.

"We didn't have good ideas, we didn't focus enough to win back the ball quickly, to force the opposition to make mistakes," he continued.

"We weren't well-positioned or well-structured, we didn't manage to do that at all, so that made it difficult for us and we couldn't be a real threat.

"But it's going to be a totally different match against England, a totally different opponent who will play in a totally different system.

"There are worse games to play than England at Wembley. I think we can make it and be successful.

Do you think England can beat Germany on Tuesday afternoon?

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Topics: Joshua Kimmich, England, Germany

Jack Kenmare
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