Our summer recruit is one of only two Premiership-based players in the German squad alongside former Liverpool team-mate Dietmar Hamann.
Christian, who opened his goalcoring account for us against Blackburn at the weekend, insisted: “This is a special game for me.
“It is already a big game but for me it is special because I play in the Premier League. It is very special.”
It will be a pressure cooker atmosphere in Munich. England have to win to keep their hopes of automatic qualification for World Cup 2002 alive while a draw looks enough for the hosts to grab top spot and leave England in a nerve-wracking play-off.
“If England beat us in Munich everything changes,” said Chrstian. “We have to make sure we do not lose the game.
“We will be prepared for it. There will be a lot of pressure for both teams. In England, everyone expects England to win. It is always a big game, a special game and I’m looking for to it.
“After the European Championships we had no-one expected us to win in England or to be strong to qualify for the World Cup.
“I think we have made good progress, we have new players, young players and all together, we have a good team.”
Christian Ziege swaps the white of Spurs for the white of Germany in the biggest international since Euro2000 this weekend admitting: “This is a special game for me.”