Neuer: Wembley Will Side With Germany

By | June 25, 2021

Manuel Neuer said Germany were enjoying a return to Wembley to meet England in the round of 16 of Euro 2020, 25 years after disappointing them in the tournament.

Germany faced relegation from Group F early this morning until substitute Leon Goretzka scored the equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Hungary to put Joachim Loew’s side into the round of 16.

Germany now face Gareth Southgate of England in London next Tuesday to hunt for a ticket to the quarterfinals.

“The action was thrilling, intense until the end of the match,” Neuer said.

“England are going to show a different action. We want to keep going and Wembley is right for us,” he added with a smile.

England will look for a chance to make up for their Euro 96 semi -final defeat to Germany at Wembley when the hosts lost on penalties while Germany advanced to the final and won when they overcame the Czech Republic.

Hungary took the lead in Munich through captain Adam Szalai before Kai Havertz headed in an equalizer in the second half but the visitors put the visitors back in front less than two minutes later through Andras Schaefer.

Goretzka saved Germany’s dignity when the Bayern Munich midfielder appeared on the bench to equalize six minutes before the end of the match.

“I’m happy, we have no doubts and are confident of facing any team in this tournament,” Goretzka said.

Germany coach Loew admitted his side made a lot of mistakes, but promised “we’ll be better against England, I can promise it.”