MUNICH: Manuel Neuer insists Germany can’t wait to face England at Wembley at the 2020 European Championships after they once broke the team’s heart at the same tournament, 25 years ago.
Germany faced relegation from Group F until substitute Leon Goretzka blasted home an equalizer late in the game to allow them to qualify for the round of 16.
They will meet Gareth Southgate’s squad in London to grab a ticket to the quarterfinals next week.
“It was a thrilling match and made us nervous,” the German goalkeeper said.
“The match against England is a different match. We want to go further and Wembley suits us,” he said with a smile.
Hungary stunned Germany in Munich through finisher Adam Szalai, before Kai Havertz headed in an equalizer in the second half, but the visitors again took the lead through Andras Schaefer less than two minutes later.
Goretzka saved Germany’s face when the Bayern Munich midfielder tied the score with six minutes left.
“I’m happy, we’re now full of confidence,” Goretzka said.
Germany manager Joachim Low admitted his men made many mistakes, but vowed it would be better to play against England.
“We’ll be better off against them, I can promise you that.” he said.