The Germany forward Serge Gnabry said on Saturday that Germany have ‘great respect’ for England, despite what is reported in the press.
Speaking ahead of the sides’ Euro 2020 round of 16 tie on Tuesday, the ex-Arsenal and West Brom forward, who now plays for Bayern Munich, said he is looking forward to the game at Wembley. ‘For me, it is always connected with some history because I still know a lot of people there and I have a lot of friends there,’ Gnabry said. ‘Hopefully, they will be watching in the stadium.’
The last time Germany faced England at a European Championships was at Euro 2000 – a group game which England won, but both teams were eliminated – while ‘Die Mannschaft’ memorably won on their opponents’ home soil in the Euro 1996 semi-finals en route to lifting the trophy at Wembley.