Rebuilding England

France's outdated physical philosophy

October 10, 2013
By Ian Holyman

"Germany learned a lot from France, notably from its golden years of 1998 and 2000," Bayern Munich supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told radio station RMC recently. "Germans often went to France to see how you bring through young players. They have transferred that model to Germany. The goal was to stop having players that resembled tanks and make them more technical."

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