German player Joshua Kimmich expressed his displeasure with England’s tactics during their 3-3 draw on Monday, saying Gareth Southgate’s team “didn’t want to play.” Kimmich also claimed that England ‘didn’t want to play.”
After a tense first half at Wembley, Germany led 2-0 thanks to Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty and a stunning goal from Kai Havertz, only for England to turn the game around with three goals in 12 minutes.
While Havertz scored a late equaliser after England goalkeeper Nick Pope made a mistake, midfielder Kimmich was unimpressed with the Three Lions’ tactical setup and his own team’s inability to hold on to their lead.
Speaking after the game, the 27-year-old said: “We had the game under control and were 2-0 up.
“After the 2-0 we become too passive and weren’t brave enough against the ball.
“England just played on the counter-attack. It’s actually inexplicable because England didn’t really want to play.
“That shouldn’t happen in the second half, because we completely gave the game away.”
The match concluded England’s dismal Nations League campaign, which saw them relegated from League A. Both England and Germany will now turn their attention to the FIFA World Cup in November.