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Hitzlbeefburger To Avoid England

Former Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlbeefburger says that his national team Germany would prefer to avoid England.

Depending on how the two groups finish, Germany could face either England or Sweden in the 2nd round.

Hitzlsperger said: 'If you compare England to us, I think we can safely say we are playing better. They are supposed to be one of the favourites, but have yet to play very well. We are at least on their level. If we did go head to head in the next round, it would be hard.'

'I would prefer to avoid them because, on their day, they are very hard to beat. England have not been convincing yet, but they have many good individuals.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 19 2006

Time: 4:53PM

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He fears us i reckon! Bring on the Germans i say, lets knock them out :)
richy23
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19/06/2006 17:13:00

I thought that this was football, not boxing ;o)
Villain Of The North
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19/06/2006 17:35:00

we dont want to play them, they dont want to play us, fix the swedish game i reckon!
son_of_cher
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19/06/2006 17:37:00

Anyone reckon The Hammer will appear for the Germans in this World Cup?
Tierney
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19/06/2006 18:26:00

Cant understand quite why the Germans would fear playing us right now. They are looking good, we're not.
glensider
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19/06/2006 22:24:00

Their leaking goals like a galleon!
mtones
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20/06/2006 10:02:00

achtung! achtung! Ve vill beat zem on zer own turf and then we will lift ze cup in zer national stadium. Owen and rooney upfront now so no long ball game to Crouch, England will start their proper campaign tonight!
tylervilla
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20/06/2006 10:34:00

I hope and think you're right tylervilla but even so, things need to start to gel much more
Villain Of The North
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20/06/2006 16:55:00

Germany aren't leaking goals. Their defence has improved significantly since the game vs Costa Rica, they haven't conceded since then. England's fortunes seem to be going in reverse. The first time England faced a team of any quality, their defence went AWOL and they were lucky to escape with a point.
GaztonVilla
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20/06/2006 23:52:00

 

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