Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has told ITV Football's Gabriel Clarke that Germany made huge improvements to their national set-up when Jurgen Klinsmann decided to copy the style of England's finest club teams.
Speaking ahead of England's friendly with Germany at Wembley, Lehmann said:
"Jurgen was attracted by the pace of the game. He himself played for Tottenham and saw how big the difference was in terms of the pace of the game in Germany and England."
"He knew that teams like Man United, Chelsea or Arsenal were playing the fastest games all over the world. For him, it was a role model, and he tried to take as many things over as he could."
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