Rotherham United prepare to host England U18s v Germany...
England under 18s coach Neil Dewsnip admits he is relishing the prospect at playing at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium home.
England entertain Germany a week today (Wednesday 16th April, 7.30pm kick-off) as the Millers host international football for the second time, following last years successful staging of England Women’s fixture with Canada.
Dewsnip is looking forward to the New York experience as he leads his side away from St.George’s Park for the first time this season.
“All of our U18 games so far this season have been played at St. George’s Park, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the players run out in front of a crowd this evening,” he said.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to shine in front of what we hope is going to be a good home attendance in Rotherham.
“We’re playing at a new stadium too, which obviously adds to it and hopefully we’ll have a passionate crowd here given that the opposition is Germany so I’m hoping that the lads can do very well.”
New York Stadium will be hosting one of the world’s oldest rivalries with Dewsnip taking the opportunity to welcome his German counterparts.
“I’d like to welcome the staff, officials and players of Germany here for the game and it’s one of those matches which we’re all looking forward to,” he added.
“It’s a fixture that’s on your wish-list as a young player. You want to play for England, you want to win The FA Cup and win the Premier League, but to play for your country against Germany is another popular ambition.
“Out of all the fixtures that we have played this season, logically, you would think Germany will be our toughest game so far.”