Not surprisingly but the Blue Lions defeated the Germans when the two side met in Olympiastadion in Berlin last time out and they showed real character and hunger to embarrass the current World Champions by winning it in style through 2-0 down to 2-3 up.
Their next will be at Wembley where the capacity crowd will be hoping the same from the team when they face the tough side Netherlands. In their last 5 meetings, 4 out of 5 games have ended as a draw whereas the Dutch had a positive result at their side when they defeated England by 2-3 in February 2012.
But looking at the recent forms of the teams in the Friendlies, England’s have a better structure so far.
The Lions have lost only once to Spain and have won rest of it where on the other hand Netherlands have won only 2 out of 5 games they have played recently.
England – Last 5 games
- Germany 2-3 England, friendly (March 2016)
- England 2-0 France, friendly (November 2015)
- Spain 2-0 England, friendly (November 2015)
- Lithuania 0-3 England, Euro 2016 qualifier (October 2015)
- England 2-0 Estonia, Euro 2016 qualifier (October 2015)
Netherlands – Last 5 games
- Netherlands 2-3 France, friendly (March 2016)
- Wales 2-3 Netherlands, friendly (November 2015)
- Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic, Euro 2016 qualifier (October 2015)
- Kazakhstan 1-2 Netherlands, Euro 2016 qualifier (October 2015)
- Turkey 3-0 Netherlands, Euro 2016 qualifier (September 2015)
With Players like Harry Kane , Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Chris Smalling who are enjoying their finest form this season England are surely the favorite side in the game.
Here is the Predicted Line-up for England against England.
Fraser Foster (G.K)-
With Joe Hart and Jack Butland out injured, Forster will be a better option than Ben Foster or Rob Green for Roy Hodgson in the next game for sure and the man between the sticks have proved his worth so many time while playing for Southampton.
Kyle Walker (R.B)-
Well, surely there will be debate over this position where Nathaniel Clyne is also an option and he is as good as the Tottenham star. If we look at the stats, Walker has a better percentage of average duels won than that of Clyne (55% over 52%). Clyne assisted Jamie Vardy last time out against Germany but choosing Walker this time against the Dutch will surely cause problems for Depay and Afellay who love to sprint through the defenders.
John Stones (C.B)-
Again a debatable position where experienced players like Garry Cahill and Phil Jagielka are available. Desperately wanted by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, John Stones have turned many doubters into believers since past 2 seasons. Stones have earned his place all by himself.
Chris Smalling (C.B)-
Chris Smalling is Roy Hudson’s favorite since their days at Fulham. His ariel strength and touch tackles make him the best available option to partner Stones . The last line of England’s squad, Smalling will be a most effective player in EURO 2016 for sure.
Danny Rose (L.B)-
No doubt about this position so far. With 55% of duels won and 78% of passing accuracy, Rose will keep his place secured in this game when they face Daley Blind’s side.
Ross Barkley (C.M)-
Scored against Estonia and Lithuania for his country, Hodgson surely cannot deny this talent to get selected in the squad for the next game at Wembley. Hodson has paid a close attention to Barkley’s performance this season and the young midfielder has shown what he is capable of.
Dele Alli (C.A.M)-
Surely a deserved candidate in this Euro. Vital to his club and now for his country, the youngster should play more in the attacking zone to support his club-mate Harry Kane. Currently in his best form, the midfielder has a very good chemistry with the man who is leading the attack for the Blue Lions and that could turn the tables for their side.
James Milner (L.W)-
The English-man is tireless and is flexible of playing in almost every position. Milner who is versatile, as well as, a very experienced player can be named as the Captain for the English squad in the next game.
Adam Lallana (R.W)-
Having many ins and outs this season, the player can prove his worth to the England’s manager in this game. He is improving very well under the management of Jurgen Klopp, and his pace and playmaking skills can be a threat to Dutch side.
Harry Kane (C.F)-
No doubt in that, the 22-year-old made his mark in the game against Germany as well and is enjoying the best spell of his extraordinary career. He is always a threat to the opposition’s defenders and works tirelessly. Hodgson will surely utilise this player who is currently enjoying his top spot in the scoring chart of the Barclays Premier League.
Jamie Vardy (C.F)-
Scored an amazing goal to beat one of the best keepers in the last game against Germany. After arriving on the pitch replacing Welbeck, his presence was felt and the German defenders stumbled to keep him quite. It will be very hard for Daley Blind and Van Dijk to stop him.