News : U21 EM in live stream: Watch Hungary versus Germany live on the Internet
After a quick preparation, Germany’s U21 footballers are ready for the start of the European Championship. After only three joint training sessions in the host country Hungary, the DFB selection begins on Wednesday (9 p.m.) against the co-organizer for a successful start. “If we bring our performance to the field, then I see good chances for us,” said central defender Nico Schlotterbeck from 1. FC Union Berlin.
Watch the U21 EM in the live stream – this is how it works:
The game on Wednesday evening will be broadcast live by ProSieben. The live stream can be accessed via prosieben.de and in the Joyn app.
“The goal is very clear, we want to come back here again at the end of May”
Against the supposedly weakest opponent, three points are firmly planned. Two teams from the group of four make it to the quarter-finals, other opponents are the highly rated Netherlands and Romania, which surprisingly made it to the semi-finals in 2017. “The goal is very clear, we want to come back here at the end of May,” said coach Stefan Kuntz, referring to the knockout phase.
The focus is particularly on one who may not show up right from the start: The 16-year-old mega-talent Youssoufa Moukoko could become Germany’s youngest U21 player on Wednesday. “Youssoufa has the qualities he has and is justifiably called a child prodigy”, praised Schlotterbeck. The goalkeeper question is also still open: Lennart Grill, Finn Dahmen and Markus Schubert have a chance at number one. “There are pros and cons for everyone,” said Kuntz, who does not want to make the decision until the day of the match. Against Hungary, Maxim Leitsch, who played 2nd league with VfL Bochum on Monday and did not arrive until Tuesday, is still missing.
“We want to concentrate very much on our game”
Kuntz described the host, who is taking part in a U21 European Championship for the first time since 1996, as “unknown”. This impression is reinforced by the corona cases with the opponent, which messed up the team. “We don’t have to google,” said the coach, referring to the Hungarian line-up, but also made it clear: “We want to concentrate very much on our game.”
The corona numbers in Hungary are high, so the German team only moves between the hotel, training ground and stadium. But even in the team hotel you have to keep your distance – in order to be prepared in the event of a corona infection in the team. “When we were sitting in a 300-square-meter dining room in the hotel, all at individual tables – you’re really thinking about it,” reported Kuntz. “But we accept the situation as it is.”
Due to the high number of corona infections, viewers are not allowed in the host countries Hungary and Slovenia. “A tournament like this is unique,” said Schlotterbeck. “It’s a shame to play that without a spectator.” The next chance for the German offspring could arise in the final round from the end of May – then, depending on the Corona situation, fans could again be in the stadiums.