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Matthew Upson celebrates scoring with John Terry during the International Friendly at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany

Wednesday November 19, 2008Germany v England - International Friendly

By William Wood | In England

England recorded an impressive 2-1 away victory over Germany in Berlin, and while Micah was an unused substitute in the match, he shared his thoughts on the side’s fifth victory in a row under Fabio Capello.

In a highly entertaining clash, England seized the lead midway through the first-half as Matthew Upson capitalised on some hesitancy in the Germany defence to knock the ball into the back of the net from four yards.

The Three Lions continued to press, but the hosts were level 18 minutes after the re-start when a breakdown in communication between captain John Terry and substitute goalkeeper Scott Carson allowed Patrick Helmes to fire into an open goal.

Micah’s team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips struck a post before England finally got their just rewards, Terry making amends when he connected with Stewart Downing’s free-kick to secure the win.

And while the Manchester City defender was confined to the bench, he hailed the experience being involved in the squad gave him, citing the quality the side possesses as a key benefit.

“Being involved will help me gain valuable experience, and it’s just good to be back in the frame and being back in the senior side,” Micah said. “Training with the country’s best players will help me learn and improve a lot faster.

“I thought it was a very professional performance from all of the players, and they did really well.
They showed a good spirit when Germany scored and came back into the game and they were still able to retake the lead. I thought we looked good tonight.”

The performance follows on from impressive results during England’s 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, and Micah hailed Capello for the self-belief he has reinstalled in the players.

“Fabio Capello has really brought his own ideas and there seems to be a buzz around the team,” he continued. “Everyone is very high in confidence and seems to be playing really well for the side, and he’s a great manager who has been successful wherever he has