Sterling opened the scoring for England with his third goal of the tournament before Harry Kane silenced his critics to seal a 2-0 win four minutes from time
England hero Raheem Sterling hailed the team's desire to rewrite history after beating Germany in a knockout game at a major tournament for the first time since 1966 on Tuesday to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
Sterling opened the scoring with his third goal of the tournament before Harry Kane silenced his critics to seal a 2-0 win four minutes from time.
"It sounds good," said Sterling on ending England's hoodoo against Germany. "We knew we needed to put in a big performance against a very good side and we did that today."
In the 55 years since @EnglandFootball beat the @DFB_Team in the World Cup final, the Three Lions had endured a painful litany of defeats against Die Mannschaft when the stakes were highesthttps://t.co/OSJmUAcyij— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) June 29, 2021
Sterling had not scored in a major tournament before the Euro, but has been his country's standout performer en route to the last eight.
"Doing it for your country is always special and it's definitely a special moment for me," he added.