Germany 1-0 England

"I'm not somebody that's over positive about things if we've been defeated, but I have to be really pleased with how the players played, individually and in terms of the tactical system", Southgate said after his first game since becoming coach on a permanent basis.

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England's best performance in recent years was a run to the quarters at the 2006 World Cup.

Germany vs England Team lineups: Germany: Ter Stegen; Kimmich, Hummels, Rüdiger, Hector; Kroos, Weigl, Sané, Brandt; Podolski, Werner.

"It's a great option for us to have and it is important we have the adaptability to do it".

"I'm respectful that they're top Champions League players and win trophies but I'm confident in my own team mates". We have to play specific systems for specific games, but we need to be flexible.

'If you looking at chances we had the better chances in the game, as simple as that, ' Cahill told ITV.

Southgate knows all about German efficiency.

Still, Germany is chasing its first home win since 1987 over its old rival and needs no reminding of the 5-1 mauling it took in Munich in 2001, when Michael Owen sniped a hat-trick.

"England are just not good enough at this moment in time". The teams are top of their respective groups for the matches on the road to Russian Federation 2018 when England host Lithuania and Germany are away to Azerbaijan. Of this, the manager said: "I want to learn something from the game, come away from the game having looked at something different".

"All the nice scenes we have experienced all together".

The English team also paid their respect during the anthem prior to a match they would lose 1-0.

"It's going to be a special occasion".

Southgate is particularly light on forwards, missing the injured Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge, while dropping skipper Wayne Rooney.

This seemed counterintuitive to Southgate's wish to learn from the contest as the Leicester City striker is England-proven while the Manchester United teenager has had scant chance to show his worth at this level. Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez, Julian Draxler and Manuel Neuer are all out due to injuries.

Lukas Podolski was named Captain for Germany, but they will have some big holes to fill.

  • Salvatore Jensen