EURO 2020

Jurgen Klinsmann Names Six England Players Who Germany Fear Ahead of Euro 2020 Clash

Klinsmann has named six England stars who frighten Germany
Klinsmann has named six England stars who frighten Germany / Robin Jones/Getty Images

Jurgen Klinsmann has named six England players who scare Germany ahead of their all-important Euro 2020 clash on Tuesday.

Joachim Low's side narrowly squeezed through the group stages with a 2-2 draw against Hungary, while England finished top of their group, and go into the clash at Wembley as favourites to progress to the quarter-finals.

Klinsmann has named Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Tottenham striker Harry Kane among the six England players who will worry Germany. Speaking to The Athletic, the ex-Germany manager said: "You have Raheem Sterling, and you have Mason Mount. You have now Saka who played a good game against the Czech Republic. You have Phil Foden, who I really adore - I thought he had a brilliant year with Man City.

"You have Harry Maguire, who kind of frightens everybody when this guy rolls through midfield. He reminds me a bit of Lucio, the Brazilian centre-back - he looks like a Mustang running through everybody. And then you have this No 9 killer [Harry Kane] that hasn't started the tournament yet."

Klinsmann isn't the only one who has doubts over Germany's capability to beat England, with former player Michael Ballack also launching a scathing attack on Die Mannschaft, claiming that they do not have enough players who are ready for the battle with the Three Lions.

"We always find it difficult when we play against countries who are mentally strong and good in one-on-one duels," he said. "We have some lads who possess these characteristics - but not enough of them.

"Unfortunately we have too many players who have not learned how to be flexible during matches. They are pushed to their limits in difficult situations when they need to win using other means than those originally planned."

However, Bayern and Germany full-back Joshua Kimmich is extremely confident about his side's chances, and has claimed "there are worse matches" than 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.

"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."