Friendly or not, it would have been a nice boost for everyone if we could have beaten the old enemy, and it would have given England the confidence to go into the upcoming European Championship games on a high.
Better yet, the Three Lions are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament.
Germany, on the other hand, were drawn in the group of death and it is hardly surprising that they endured a roller-coaster of a ride into the Last 16 stage.
The winner of this classic footballing fixture will play either Sweden or Ukraine in Rome in the quarter-finals.
Löw is reportedly considering five options to replace the quartet: Leon Goretzka, Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala, Timo Werner, and Marcel Halstenberg.
England topped Group D on five points, a pair of 1-0 wins over Croatia and surprise quarter-finalists Czech Republic sandwiching a goalless draw with Scotland.