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Joshua Kimmich claims England ‘did not need to play’ in opposition to Germany

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Germany’s Joshua Kimmich has expressed his frustration with the techniques employed by England throughout their 3-3 draw on Monday, claiming Gareth Southgate’s facet ‘did not need to play’.

After a decent first half at Wembley, Germany discovered themselves 2-0 up following Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty and a stunner from Kai Havertz, just for England to show the sport on its head with three objectives in 12 minutes.

And whereas Havertz capitalised on a mistake by England goalkeeper Nick Pope to grab a late equaliser, midfielder Kimmich was removed from impressed by the Three Lions’ tactical setup through the match and his personal facet’s incapacity to hold onto their lead.

Talking after the sport, the 27-year-old mentioned: “We had the sport beneath management and had been 2-0 up.

“After the 2-0 we turn out to be too passive and weren’t courageous sufficient in opposition to the ball.

“England simply performed on the counter-attack. It is truly inexplicable as a result of England did not actually need to play.

“That should not occur within the second half, as a result of we fully gave the sport away.”

The match served as the ultimate chapter in a dismal Nations League marketing campaign for England, which noticed them relegated from League A. Each England and Germany will now sit up for November’s FIFA World Cup.

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