Nico Schlotterbeck stumbled and could no longer prevent the foul. The centre-back touched Harry Kane’s calf with his knee, bringing the England striker down. Unintentionally, but penalties. Kane converted the penalty and scored the 1-1 in the Nations League game against Germany. It stayed that way in Munich, after the draw in Italy last Saturday the German national team could not win against England either.

“It was bitter that we conceded the equaliser. All in all, it was a decent game from us,” said Jonas Hofmann, who gave Germany the lead after the break.

Again, it wasn’t enough to win against a top-class player. Although Hansi Flick remained unbeaten in his tenth game as national coach, he still has to wait for a win against a big nation. Even against the defeats and Italy, the national team played 1-1.

“England is not a casual customer. We have to digest the 1-1 draw in the 88th minute. It’s a bitter note that we didn’t get a three-pointer, also for the table. But in the Nations League, it’s test matches that are packed into a tournament mode. Consistency and results are part of being a top team,” said Thomas Müller. In terms of play, the team played like a top team against England. She played fast and straight forward and created many chances.

“We showed a great game, but unfortunately didn’t reward ourselves. We played against a top team. The way we played was great. Unfortunately we didn’t win. The only drawback is that we didn’t reward ourselves,” said Flick.

“We had a lot of movement in the game. We created chances to score, we were the superior team. The disappointment that we didn’t win prevails,” said Ilkay Gündogan.