Fans quickly decided to troll the Germany national team over their ‘outrageous’ two-word tweet posted on the England lineup before kick off.
Ahead of the last 16 fixture of this summer’s Euro 2020, the Three Lions revealed who would be in what was the most anticipated starting 11 to date.
The England team to face the Germans is as follows Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Saka, Kane, Sterling.
Gareth Southgate has gone for the 3-4-3 that was expected as Bukayo Saka retains his place in attack. Kieran Trippier is in for Jack Grealish in the only change from the win over the Czech Republic. Mason Mount makes the bench but Ben Chilwell doesn’t.
The Twitter admin for Germany’s national team however went to update their followers, and in quote retweeting the team news, they wrote: “Die Engländer 🏴”
Die Engländer 🏴 https://t.co/r1FTM9qKYa
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 29, 2021
This was then met with fans cheekily replying back to the tweet, and sarcastically saying how they were offended by the words they used to caption the post.
Talking of team news, Germany’s starting lineup includes Neuer, Rudiger, Ginter, Hummels, Kimmich, Havertz, Kroos, Werner, Goretzka, Gosens, Muller.
As mentioned, fans troll Germany over their ‘outrageous’ two-word tweet on the England lineup…
@CFC_NgoIo: That’s not nice
@WelBeast: It’s just a game of footie lads. No need wishing them death.
@tyjtht: Is just a football match mate, there’s no need to kill people.
@plusgrizi: Reported 👍🏻
@JaySW6_: Surely that’s a bit over the top?
@DavidDPaxton: Bit strong
@TheFergusonWay: Alright, calm down now… No need for this.
@OwenJBlanche: Not very nice we’ve beat you before
@CreldBrumple: blocked and reported
@MarcuSteropes: Steady on now.
@BrunoDanandes: Bit far
@AthersBFC: Bit harsh lads, it’s just a game. Sheesh
@IAmStafford_: Well there’s just no need in that really is there?
@DaveC1992: Bit aggressive
@sayantan_01: Too far
@Ell10i_: no need for that fella
@itsyourboydon: Please don’t Die Englander!
@PunguinVevo: no need for violence pal its just football
@CFC_Ska: Calm down its just a game
@MQUTins: Wow this is outrageous, have some class
— Welsh Maldini THFC (@OpinionsHotspur) June 29, 2021
Die Engländer 🏴……… pic.twitter.com/w2vnikt58m
— Friedrich🕵️♂️☠💭 (@_JustHereinit) June 29, 2021
— Scott Farver (@sdfarver) June 29, 2021
This admin is too good!! pic.twitter.com/ragJk8riPo
— Rash🇩🇪 | #SaveManifest (@rashcist) June 29, 2021
— Dan (@WarioArgento) June 29, 2021
— Matt (@Sheldwardo34) June 29, 2021
PRE-MATCH REACTION ON THE TEAM-NEWS
Karen Carney (Former England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live): “I think Germany would have expected us to go to this formation if I am honest. If you look at the press conferences both teams have alluded to that they are not going to go at it, they are going to be cautious.
“We know the German sides have played this shape since the start of the tournament. Gareth Southgate has been preparing this formation for the latter part of the tournament for 18 months now.”
Micah Richards: (Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 Live): “I am a little bit concerned from Germany’s left hand side. I like Trippier and Walker especially in that three at the back.
“But if you look at the runs that Werner makes and Gosens, who’s had like 10 goals and 10 for Atalanta. He gets forward at every opportunity, Trippier and Walker have to be very disciplined today.”
Chris Waddle (Ex-England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live): I think you’ve matched Germany up and if you respect the team that much, match them up. They’ve gone for the same formation and they believe if it’s a one on one battle all over the park, Gareth believe his players will beat the Germans. This squad has developed a lot under Gareth. If it’s not working, there are enough players on the bench who can change the game as well. It’s a bit cautious at first, but he’s obviously playing it safe.
England boss Gareth Southgate speaking to BBC on starting Bukayo Saka and Kieran Trippier: “It’s down to their performances already in the tournament and in training.
“Bukayo’s speed behind the backline will be really important and he’s been comfortable at receiving under pressure. That will be key to today’s game.
“Kieran has experience and adds to set-plays with his deliveries. He is one of the best communicators we have in the team.
“For it to be a wonderful night we have to win, it’s as simple as that! We have to play with composure and we have to make good decisions. It is not a game which can be won just on passion and athleticism. We spoke to the players about that this week.”
Gareth Southgate knows how big this game is for England.
The England manager has explained why he has changed his formation…
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 29, 2021
England captain Harry Kane told BBC Sport: “We’ve played [with three at the back] a lot amongst this team. We’ve chopped and changed. It’s something we’re used to.
“Hopefully we can exploit some of their weaknesses.
“[Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka] bring pace and skill. Hopefully we can use that to our advantage. Hopefully we can score a few more goals.
“This is the business end of the tournament. I feel good and ready.”
Alan Shearer (Former England striker on BBC One): “I don’t want any of these England players sat in a studio in 20 years time talking about losing a knockout game to the Germans. We are obsessed with this fixture but these boys don’t need any of the baggage or anything.
“It’s our mistakes we’ve had in the past, this is a huge opportunity for this group of players to write their own history and give us something else to talk about. They’ve got to go out there and grab it and grasp it and do not let is pass. Games at Wembley against Germany, do not let is pass.
“I thought he might have gone in with something similar with four at the back because we’ve looked very solid and haven’t conceded. I think its imperative that Phillips is given a bit more freedom to get forward and help those three forwards. With the pace and ability of the wing backs it’s going to be a huge competition and they’ve got to try and dominate and push those back.”
🗣️ “Games at Wembley against Germany, do not let it pass!”@alanshearer knows first-hand how important this fixture is for England.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 29, 2021