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Euro 2020: Germany not big on penalty preparation for England, says Kai Havertz


Germany does not have a serious penalty training session ahead of the 1/8 final of Euro 2020 against England at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, saying he hopes to finish the game within 90 minutes.

“We step into the game to win it in 90 minutes,” midfielder Kai Havertz said at a press conference at his team’s base in Bayern on Sunday.

“At this stage of the tournament, of course, there may be penalties, so we must be ready. Obviously after practice we did a few penalties to see who did the best.

“But that’s not the biggest problem in the game. 120 minutes before that can be much more important, and pushing yourself too hard (with fines) is not good. “

The Germans have won every penalty shootout in the World Cup, as well as two out of three at the Euros, losing only the first in the 1976 Euro final to Czechoslovakia.

He also beat England on penalties at Wembley in the 1996 semi-finals before winning his third European crown.

The Germans won just one game in their group, but came in second after a nervous 2-2 draw with Hungary.

England were just as unimpressive, but even more efficient to take first place in Group D with seven points and never conceded goals, but this is the team with the least points ever to lead the European group with only two goals.

“It would be wrong to underestimate them. We know England well. They have some of the best players in the world and yes, they also have room for improvement, ”said Havertz, who will meet with several Chelsea teammates on Tuesday.

“But England have yet to concede a single goal in the tournament and they have so many individual qualities. You have to respect them, but we are also a team with good players. This will be a special game for me and the whole team. “



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