EURO 2020: Raheem Sterling reacts to England victory over Germany

EURO 2020: Raheem Sterling reacts to England victory over Germany

Raheem Sterling says he is happy after helping his side England beat Germany on Tuesday evening in the last 16 of the Euro 2020. 

England registered a 2-0 victory over Germany to advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. After a goalless draw in the first half, the Three Lions took the lead through Sterling with Harry Kane adding the second. This came after Thomas Muller missed a chance to make it 1-1 but the German machines were punished at Wembley. 

"We knew we needed a big performance against a difficult side, and we did that today. Doing it for your country is always special. For half a second I thought let it not be offside, but I'm so happy it went in," said Sterling. 

"We knew the intensity we could play at, not a lot of teams can deal with it. We kept going, Rice and Phillips, ate up ground and were animals in there. All-round, great team performance."

"We take it game by game, we go away, recover and get focused onto the next one."

Harry Maguire comments 

"It's been a tough couple of years for everyone in this country, so to put smiles back on faces, we're not done yet - we've got another game on Saturday.

"We had to be brave on and off the ball, take it under pressure. We changed formation to put pressure on them with the ball, they like to play with possession, we wanted to go man-for-man all over the pitch and I thought apart from the first 10 minutes, we executed that well."

England will now meet either Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals of the tournament. 

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