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Kroos cautions Germany ahead of Euro 2020 face-off with France

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The Germans take on a team widely considered as favorites to win the competition on the opening day of their Euro campaign.

Germany must improve tactically ahead of facing France in their opening Euro 2020 match, says Toni Kroos.

It was France who stopped Germany on their tracks to reach the final of the European Championships five years ago, with Antoine Griezmann scoring twice at Stade Velodrome to knock Die Mannschaft out of Euro 2016.

Joachim Low’s men have been quite disappointing at the international stage since then, failing to get past the group stages of World Cup 2018 and being unable to progress to the final phase of the Nations League.

Low will be looking for redemption in this summer’s European tournament as he approaches the end of his 16-year-long journey with the German national team.

Germany kick off their Euro 2020 campaign on June 15 by taking on France, who are widely considered as favorites to win the competition, face Portugal on June 19, and go against Hungary in the final matchday of ‘group of death’ Group F.

“We have to improve, also tactically,” insisted Kroos, speaking to Goal and SPOX.

“On the 15th of June, no more experiments are possible. If we have to try anything against a team like France, then it will be difficult for us.”