Germany - Spain in live stream: U21 European Championship final live on the internet
Stefan Kuntz sipped an espresso and joked with Lukas Klostermann. The mood in the German U21 national team is relaxed before the big final showdown against Spain. "I'm a bit calmer than two years ago," said coach Kuntz. "If we are already here, we would like to get the title." After the triumph of 2017, the young footballers want in the final on Sunday (20.45 clock) defend a U21 title for the first time in Udine and crown for the third time after 2009 and 2017 the continental champion.
Final of the U21 European Championship: Germany against Spain
As was the case two years ago, the German final opponents Spain, then won the DFB-Elf 1-0. "That means nothing for the outcome of the game," said Kuntz, who expects a game-strong opponent. The Iberians could catch up with their fifth title with record winner Italy. But: "The Spaniards also have to worry about how they want to stop our offensive game," said Kuntz.
A final is always "something special," said full back Klostermann. "We will all be extremely hot at the game and throw in everything we have." The professional of RB Leipzig had lost 2016 with the German selection of the Olympic final of Rio. "I know it can be extremely bitter if you get this far in a big tournament and you can not make it right to the finish line," he said. "That's why it will be a big challenge."
Personnel Kuntz can draw in the final again from the full. "All players are fit," he said before the final training session. Defender Benjamin Henrichs will probably return to the starting eleven after his yellow card suspension in the semifinals for Maximilian Mittelstädt. Attacking Kuntz has the choice between semi-final match winner Nadiem Amiri and the tournament start so strong Augsburg Marco Richter.