According to U21 national coach Antonio de Salvo, the interim goal of qualifying for the European Championship is crucial for the further development of his young players. “That was the first big goal,” de Salvo said before Friday’s game (6:15 p.m.)Sat.1) Against Hungary in Osnabrook, in which a draw is enough to qualify for EM 2023. “In recent years we have seen how important the European Championship is to the development of players. Many have gained experience and made the senior national team.”
Under coach Stephen Kunds and assistant coach de Salvo, the German U21 footballers became European champions in 2021 and 2017 and reached the EM final in 2019. Despite their comfortable starting position in the group, the German selector now wants to play for victory against Hungary. “We want to dominate the game, we want to play forward, we want to keep the lid onDe Salvo promised.
After a two-week vacation, focusing on the U21s after the season with clubs is “nothing difficult for U21 captain Jonathan Burkard. You can fight the ball a little for the first two days after the two-week vacation. But now it’s already a lot of fun again,” he said with a smile. The professional of FSV Mainz 05 announced, “The desire to put the lid on is huge. We do not want to get one point, but three.