Fuming Joshua Kimmich slams Germany's 'inexplicable' collapse against England who 'didn't want to play' | The Sun

JOSHUA KIMMICH has slammed Germany's "inexplicable" collapse against England – before laying into the Three Lions' style of play.

The Bayern Munich star was in action as England and Germany played out an epic 3-3 draw at Wembley Stadium last night.

Both sides went into the match having endured disappointing Uefa Nations League campaigns.

Germany raced into a two-goal lead in the second-half via Ilkay Gundogan's penalty and a brilliant curling strike by Kai Havertz.

But Hansi Flick's men conceded three times in a bonkers 12-minute period to surrender their lead and inject new life into the Wembley crowd.

Havertz profited on a Nick Pope mistake to salvage a draw for Germany, but that scarcely improved the mood of Bayern stalwart Kimmich.

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The 27-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes of the match, didn't hold back after.

He said: "We had the game under control and were 2-0 up.

"England just played on the counter-attack. After the 2-0 we become too passive and weren't brave enough against the ball.

"It's actually inexplicable because England didn't really want to play."

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He then added: "That shouldn't happen in the second half, because we completely gave the game away.

"Each of us players now has six weeks to get a good feeling. And then we will go all-out for the World Cup."

Germany have been drawn in Group E in Qatar, and will take on Japan, Spain and Costa Rica when they travel to the Middle East in November.

Prior to last night's match, England boss Gareth Southgate cast an envious eye at Kimmich.

He said: "Joshua Kimmich is fundamental to the team and the way they play. He organises the game for them and he reads it so well.

"We don't have that sort of player in this country, I don't think we develop that sort of player well through youth football and through academies. Other countries probably have a little bit more focus on that.

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"We have talked about the passing of Trent [Alexander-Arnold] – that's why we gave him a go in midfield. That got completely lambasted.

"If you are not doing that every day for your club in certain positions, it is very difficult to transfer that on to an international stage."

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