England U21 v Germany U21

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It is that sort of mentality that has made Germany's Europe's most successful nation and it is worth remembering that the last time England reached the final of this tournament, in 2009, they were thrashed by Germany in the final. But we know we've got a very tough opponent and we have a great deal of respect for the German team and it will be a very hard game for us as well.

Federico Bernardeschi scored the only goal of the game to deny Germany top spot in Group C and set up a Germany vs. England semifinal on Tuesday. This is big news for English football as the youth team at least have been performing well during major tournaments as compared to the senior team. Both players were withdrawn during England's final group match, a 3-0 win over Poland.

"The game can be fickle, but I love this job because it means I get to work with the best players and when you work with the best players you can do a lot more and get more of a chance of playing at places like this".

England will play Germany in the semi-final of the 2017 UEFA European U21 Championship at the Tychy Stadium in Tychy, Poland, on Tuesday. "Whatever the manager thinks is best we have to go with that".

Boothroyd believes that game at Wembley 21 years ago was a big moment in the rivalry, but admitted he was in less glamorous surroundings than Kuntz during the semi-final.

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"If we did come to that we feel we have enough character to go through". Both sides are keen on a place in the final of the competition and we expect a great game.

Since that 2-1 loss in Mannheim last July England's age-group sides have embarked on a remarkable run of 17 wins from the 20 matches they have played in tournaments, the only defeat coming in a shootout in the final of the European Under-17 Championship against Spain last month.

Kuntz said during his pre-match press conference that he felt that England might have a slight advantage as they had a few more days to rest. But they (his team) are young players and they can handle it.

"It is a 50-50 game and whoever is in best shape with their performance will win".

Conti squandered a half-decent opening at the back post as the final 10 minutes approached, although the offside flag went up regardless, and that proved to be it as the sides simply failed to show any attacking impetus and allowed the game to peter out. Also we had something to lose.

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