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England’s Jordan Pickford looking forward to seeing Germany’s Manuel Neuer on the pitch

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The English goalkeeper is a fan of the Bayern Munich star.

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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is eager for the match between his squad and Germany — mostly so he can look across the pitch and see Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer.

“His career has been unbelievable, probably up there with the top three best goalkeepers of the last decade. A sweeper keeper, he’s not shy is he? He’s a brilliant goalkeeper, I love watching him on TV and it will be a privilege to be playing against him,” Pickford said in an interview with talkSPORT. “I’ll ask him for his shirt… If COVID lets us! It’s about first and foremost getting the win against them and then being able to do that after.”

Pickford, though, knows Germany is much more than it’s star goalkeeper.

“We know they’re a top side and how hard their group we was,” Pickford said. “We know the quality that Germany have and it’s up to us to be prepared the best we can be against them. It would be lovely to beat them in 90 minutes but we’ve got to be prepared for anything. That’s what we’re trained for, that’s we’re preparing for all week.”