"He was one of those players who you could probably take the wrong way in the beginning, but he was so determined, confident and wanted to win.
"The German teams I have played against all seem to have that individually. That's why they will be such a force at the Euros as well this summer.
"They are very technically intelligent. Maybe it's the set-up and the system they have with the young kids there.
"We talk about England and what we need to do - the Spanish have shown it, the French have shown it and the Germans with their Under 21s."