Hang on, you can't turn that around like that. England WON in '66, not Germany. So, regardless of the third goal, the better team won. What I'm saying is that many Germans claim that without that goal they would have won, and that just isn't true. Now, in the 1970 quarter final England were by far the superior side for the first hour. Then Bobby Charlton was substituted, Beckenbaur was freed in midfield and Germany tore England apart.
In 1990, England played out of their skins against Germany and had many chances to win the game, but it was so tight I don't think we could honestly say that England were unlucky, except of course in the manner of defeat.
1996 was an example of the best team not winning as you say, because England were much the better side put just couldn't put the ball away.
The one thing about England-Germany matches is that we know SOMETHING is going to happen. They are never boring! But the reason the 5-1 was so special to us is because you made our lives a misery for 30 years, and this was payback in the most special way possible. I can't conceive of how appalling it must be to be absolutely hammered by the old enemy.
As for Leverkusen, I thoroughly enjoyed watching them this year. I thought they were marvellous and I would have been delighted if they could have won the European Cup.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.