England’s Hodgson trusts in security for Germany clash


England manager Roy Hodgson says the Three Lions are focused solely on facing Germany on Saturday, and will trust the security arrangements in place, following the Brussels terror attacks.

World champions Germany host England in a friendly with a crowd of around 72,000 expected at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium in the 34th meeting between the high-profile rivals.

Security will be tight in the wake of Tuesday’s bomb attacks on Brussels’ airport and metro system which killed 31 people and injured 300.

But Hodgson says the horrific scenes from Belgium have not overshadowed England’s preparations to face Germany or the Netherlands next Tuesday at Wembley.

“I feel with security, it is a question of trust,” said the England manager.

“There are people around us who take our security very, very seriously and who work hard to make sure we are secure, I also think that goes for UEFA.

“I don’t think we can do very much more than trust their methods and dealing with security problems.

“We have to trust the measure they put in place will be enough to play the game in the secure way we love to play it.

“But I have to say it’s not something we discuss.

“We keep our conversations to football and the tactics we play.

“There isn’t much more we can do than trust.”

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