15 years after the last title win by a German junior teams, the U-19-selection by coach Frank Engel the DFB trophy collection eventually expand ..
"This stuff, to become European champion, has my team in any case. We are very well prepared going into this tournament, "said the DFB coach before the European Championship finals in Austria in Group B, the German Elf after the matches against Russia, France and Serbia rank at least two documents to the round of the last four teams to reach. The last title win a DFB junior selection succeeded in 1992, the U 16, the European champion was in Cyprus.
After the missed European Championship and World Cup finals of the U-21 and U 20 in this year's hopes now rest on the younger team DFB, which is supremely qualified for the European Championship and was the first junior team of the new structures in the juniors at a large area Tournament profits. A psychologist has the team on Friday with a speech devoted to the tournament and the team spirit strengthened. "These are mosaic tiles, which give players the signs indicate that the DFB they are very important and that the young field work professionally," said Engel.
With the last test at the athletic 2-1 victory in the charity game against a Bayern selection was the coach of the German Football Federation (DFB), however, not satisfied. "The performance was rather disappointing, but I also do not expect miracles things," said Engel, whose players from different stress reasons, not all the same state have fitness. Furthermore, Bremer had Chris Riggott to kick the game is still not fit would have been out of the banns should be deleted. For him moved Leverkusen after Dennis Schmidt. Suspended for the first group game is Dortmund's Sebastian Tyrala best-known player with experience of the Bundesliga Schalke Mesut Özil and Jerome Boateng (Hertha BSC).
Favorite in the German group is four times the U-19 European champion France For the DFB-Eleven is equally upbeat in the game in Steyr against EM debutantes Russia, the turnout for a further comment to make. Against the last group opponent Serbia subject to the German team at the 2005 European Championships in the preliminary round with 2:4.