Thomas Muller doesn’t fear France ahead of Germany clash

Germany and France clash on Thursday night for a place in the Euro 2016 final

Thomas Muller doesn’t fear France ahead of Germany clash

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July 6th, 2016

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The bottom half of the Euro 2016 draw has gone according to the market, with Germany and France having reached the semi-final as was widely predicted.

Germany beat Italy on penalties to set up a clash with the French, even if it saw Thomas Muller draw a blank for the fifth game running.

The Bayern Munich man is expected to play a more advanced role on Thursday and he claims there is no fear when it comes to clashing with the tournament hosts.

“Fear never comes into it,” he said. “We know France have many good players, but Iceland didn’t honestly look that good at the back so if we defend well as a team, we will not let these players get into positions to show their class.

“We’re respectful but I’m optimistic we’ll find a solution even if we’ve got some players missing out, which is bitter.

“This happens in football, there are always injuries and suspensions for big games but you’ve got to compensate as a team.

“I said before the tournament that I’ve never seen so much depth of quality in our team as we have now so I’m sure we can compensate.

“France have not got here by luck,” he said. “But they are now under a bit of pressure too as the hosts, and they know they’re facing a strong Germany side.

“We were both being mentioned as favourites before the tournament and there aren’t many bigger games than this one.”

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