Spanish striker Jesus Navas on Monday warned his compatriots to beware Germany's early birds — noting their semifinal rivals had benefitted from quickfire goals in their wins over England and Argentina.
In shooting out of the blocks so swiftly, the Germans were able to get a stranglehold on their matches and not allow their rivals a chance to regroup, Navas suggested in a press conference. “Germany got early goals and that worked in their favour.
They have quick guys in attack and getting ahead early on has helped them make best use of that, using their speed to break out thereafter on the counterattack," the Sevilla star said ahead of Wednesday's re-run of the Euro 2008 final won by Spain.
"Germany are a tough opponent. They are quick and break on the counter at speed and they are bursting with confidence. But we also move the ball around well and we are going to create danger," insisted Navas. who appeared twice in the group stage.