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Women’s Euros: Germany boss excited for ‘electrifying’ final against England

Germany manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg
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The Nationalelf hope to claim their ninth European Championship title when they lock horns with England at Wembley.

Germany’s clash in the Euro 2022 final will write a new chapter in their historical rivalry with England, according to Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.

The German manager looked beyond women’s football when speaking about the upcoming fixture.

“It electrifies football fans,” she said on Saturday. “It has such a traditional history.

“For me, there is just one football; I don’t differentiate between men and women.”

Germany defeated England 6-2 when the two sides met in the Euro 2009 final. 

The eight-time European champions have reached another continental final this year, and Voss-Tecklenburg is happy that they meet their arch-rivals once again.

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“Both teams are deservedly in the final, and that’s why everyone is looking forward to it. There will be millions of spectators in the whole of Europe.

“If we were allowed to dream, we would have chosen to play against England in this final and not against anybody else.

“I was born in 1967, so I can only remember what I saw on TV, but everyone knows the history between Germany and England and Wembley goals and penalties. But that’s all the past.”

Voss-Tecklenburg believes England will be under more pressure to win the title on Sunday.

“The pressure is on England tomorrow, I believe,” she added. “It’s more on them than it is on us, and in case we have penalties, then we have to find the courage.

“You need a bit of luck sometimes, but there is pressure on every player in that situation.

“It can happen that there is a special moment. We want to avoid that, but if it happens we will be ready.”