Mueller declares himself fit for England showdown

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Germany forward Thomas Mueller insists his knee injury will not stop him facing England in Tuesday’s blockbuster Euro 2020 last 16 clash at Wembley.

“If I it was a problem, I wouldn’t have trained today,” Mueller said Saturday at Germany’s Euro 2020 base camp in Bavaria.

“The capsular injury does not hold me back and I am experienced enough to deal with it. “I’m convinced it won’t be a problem for Tuesday.”

Mueller is expected to start against England having been left out of the line-up for Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Hungary, in which he came on as a second-half replacement.

The 31-year-old Mueller and Germany captain Manuel Neuer, 35, are the only survivors from the team which beat England 4-1 in the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup.

Sunday marks exactly 11 years since that match. “We won against England in 2010 – that has nothing to do with Tuesday, but it might give some of you a good feeling,” he told reporters.

“We are looking forward to playing a big name in England. “Both teams had convincing performances in the group stages, but also had games where they were criticised.—AFP

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