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Wayne Rooney: Nice to beat Germany

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Beating Germany would be a bit more special, Wayne Rooney says.
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England striker Wayne Rooney believes a win over old foes Germany in Tuesday's friendly international at Wembley would be particularly sweet.

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England and Germany will be meeting for the first time since the 2010 World Cup, with Roy Hodgson's men bidding to avenge that 4-1 last-16 defeat in Bloemfontein and bounce back from Friday's 2-0 defeat to Chile.

Rooney said: "It's nice to beat anyone, but especially the Germans. It's always nice when you beat them.

"It's great when you beat the big teams. When we beat Brazil here (in February) it gave everybody a lift and to get the draw away at Brazil (in June) was a great result for us. It's important that we try to win the game but I think it's important we try to deliver what the manager wants from us on the pitch.

"Against Chile we did some good things but they caught us by surprise with the way they played. That has gone now and we have to look forward to the game coming up on Tuesday.

"It will be a completely different game. It will be a game we're used to a bit more. The Germany game will be more similar to a Premier League game. They are a great team with some good players and it will be a big test for us.

"The biggest thing they've got is that they are a team. They all know their jobs and that's why they're so difficult to play against."

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