EURO 2020

Gary Lineker Believes "It's Time 'the Germans Always Win' Phrase Was Put to Bed"

Ali Shibil Roshan
Gary Lineker
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"Football is a simple game: 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and, in the end, the Germans always win."

Gary Lineker

We have heard this famous line several times before, but in the wake of Germany's Euro 2020 exit at the hands of England, Gary Lineker believes it's time 'Germans always win' phrase was put to bed.

England recorded a famous 2-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2020 round-of-16, which knocked them out of the tournament. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane in the second half helped the Three Lions to victory over Die Mannschaft in the match. It was also the first time since 1966 that England had beaten Germany in the knock-out stages of a major tournament.

And, Lineker, who is regarded as one of the greatest English strikers of all time, tweeted: "I think it’s time ‘the German always win’ phrase was put to bed. Rest in peace. ??"

Meanwhile, England will face Ukraine, who defeated Sweden 2-1 in the round-of-16, in the quarter-finals. Should they win it, Gareth Southgate's side will face either Denmark or Czech Republic in the semi-finals.

England have a relatively easier pathway to the Euro 2020 finals, and Jose Mourinho has backed them to reach there as he said he will be disappointed if they do not get into there.