The heat is on and hearts are thumping powerfully as these two giants prepare to fight.Bets are running into millions of dollars and predictions declared as if they were so certain of the scores.
We just have to sit back and enjoy the games and the times.It promises to be a really enjoyable game.
England have turned to youth as they they step up their preparations
for Euro 2016 with a friendly against old rivals Germany in Berlin on
Saturday. For the test against the current world champions, coach Roy
Hodgson has named a side with just 161 caps to its name and with just
one player over the age of 30. That man, Gary Cahill, is also the most
experienced international campaigner with 40 caps.
The team is
highlighted by four players who have played integral roles in
Tottenham’s fight for the
Premier League title this season—Harry Kane,
Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose. The lineup is also a testament to
the encouraging crop of young players that have emerged to bolster
England ahead of this summer’s European Championships. And, while
insisting the push for youth is not a deliberate ploy, he has cited
Germany’s evolution over the past decade as an example of where England
“I haven't necessarily chosen a team with that in mind,” Hodgson said
in his pre-match press conference. “I think in terms of experience, we
just have to accept that the type of players we’re using now and have
been using, and the type of players we’re promoting, if you look at the
number of caps in our team and you compare it to the number of caps in
the German team we’ll be way way below them.
“But thats because
perhaps we are where Germany was after 2006, with a lot of good young
players that they believed in and wanted to promote. And that’s where we
found ourself a couple of years ago. So we’re much closer to the start
of our journey than Germany, not least of all because they've completed
their journey, you can’t get much further than winning the World Cup.”
will certainly have more experience on the field at the Olympiastadion
than England. Still, coach Jurgen Löw has said that he will use the
game, along with a match against Italy next Tuesday, to cast his eye
over a wide range of players with the goal of finalizing his squad for
“They’re ideal opposition for us, games against England are always special,” he said.
“For me it will be important to try everything out again. I will use
both games to watch certain players, looking ahead to the squad
nominations. The result is not the most important thing, especially as
these are the last two games before I name the squad. We are all looking
forward to the match, as both teams are capable of emerging victorious.
If I am able to learn a bit more about my players, then I will be
Löw has revealed that he will start striker Mario
Gómez on Saturday. The 30-year-old had spent more than a year out of the
side before being recalled for November’s friendly against France on
the back of a prolific season with Beşiktaş.
Löw will not, though, have his captain available.
Bastian Schweinsteiger suffered a knee injury after meeting up with the
squad and a scan revealed that he had partially torn the medial
collateral ligament in his right knee, putting his participation in the
finals this summer in doubt.
England, as well as missing
goalkeeper Joe Hart, will also be without their skipper.
Schweinsteiger’s Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney is still
recovering from his own knee injury.
Lets sit back and watch what will happen.The day is on.
culled from: http://www.ibtimes.com/england-vs-germany-2016-tv-channel-live-stream-info-lineups-berlin-friendly-match-2343623