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By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Germany boss wary of threat from Yamal and Nico Williams

Germany boss Rudi Völler has spoken of his admiration for Spain wingers Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams.

 

Ahead of Friday's quarter-final in Stuttgart, Germany sporting director Rudi Völler is wary of the threat posed by Spain wingers Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams.

Speaking to Bild, the former Germany international says the two youngsters have impressed him at the Euros so far.

"Spain have traditionally had good footballers and are currently playing at a top level. Now they have added two incredibly fast wingers to their classic style. It makes them even more dangerous. It's impressive to see how they go into their 1-on-1 duels," said Völler.

But he was also quick to point out that Germany have the same qualities in their own team.

"It is even nicer to know that we have those types of players. The importance of Leroy Sané, Maxi Beier and Chris Führich cannot be underestimated. All three of them have incredible speed. They are incredibly valuable to us when they get on the pitch. With those qualities, you can hurt any opponent," he said.

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