England striker Wayne Rooney is hoping the Three Lions can get one over their old international foe by beating Germany when they play at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Roy Hodgson's men suffered their first defeat in ten matches on Friday after Alexis Sanchez's double gave Chile a much-deserved 2-0 win to offer a reality check to some who have talked up England's chances of World Cup glory next summer. 

Now, they face a German side widely tipped for success in Brazil next summer. It's also the first time the two have faced off since Germany dumped England out of South Africa 2010 at the last-16 phase, thanks to a sobering 4-1 defeat. 

Rooney said: "It's nice to beat anyone, but especially the Germans. It's always nice when you beat them. 

"It's great when you beat the big teams. When we beat Brazil here it gave everybody a lift and then to get the draw away at Brazil in June, it was a great result for us."

It will be only the second time the Manchester United frontman has faced Germany, but asked whether the Three Lions should aspire to be like the old enemy, Rooney set his sights a little higher. 

"I'd rather be Spain, who are world and European champions. 

"But they are a great team with some good players and it will be a big test for us," said the 28-year-old. 

The Evertonian was full of admiration for Arsenal's new signing Mesut Ozil, who is likely to be rested on Tuesday night. 

However, he went on to add that Germany have "so many good players" who "all know their jobs" - something he hopes England can replicate.

"We want to put the ideas of the manager into the game and sometimes you do a lot of it, sometimes if you are not fully focused or don't do it then you get punished," he said. 

"Against Chile we did some good things, but they caught us by surprise with the way they played.

"Against Germany, it will be a completely different game. It will be more similar to a Premier League game."

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