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'Be who you are, and be proud of that' – Klinsmann's message to England

'Be who you are, and be proud of that' – Klinsmann's message to England

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When I watch England at this World Cup I see a team that is very determined and plays in a straightforward style.There is nothing complicated about the way you play. Some might say it is predictable, and it may not be the most beautiful approach sometimes - but there is nothing wrong with that as long as it is effective.You don't need to play like Brazil or other teams who have a different football heritage and approach to the game. Be who you are - and be proud of that. When I took over as Germany boss in 2004, after we had failed at that summer's European Championship, I began by trying to give our national team an identity, and a clear way of playing. That included our attitud...