Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Lions Tipped for International Glory - by German Boss

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Lions Tipped for International Glory - by German Boss

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ENGLAND'S hopes of winning an international trophy for the first time since 1966 have been backed by an unlikely source - Joachim Low.

Germany's World Cup-winning coach in 2014 was among a who's who list of international coaches at a FIFA Football Conference in London.

Asked what he thought of the growing number of young English players in the Bundesliga - stars such as Borussia Dortmund's former City youngster Jadon Sancho and Arsenal's Reiss Nelson, who is on loan at Hoffenheim - Low said it was no surprise German clubs were looking at Premier League academies.

"We know, for the last three or four years especially, the young English players are getting better and better," he said.

"They have really very good educations and the federation here has changed its focus on the young players a little bit.

"When I speak to my youthteam coaches everyone says 'England U15, U17, U19, they have very strong players, they are really strong one-on-one, they are very fast'. …

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