Euro 2024: Germany confident of lifting title at home soil

The Germans are placed in Group A alongside Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland

By Web Desk
May 27, 2024
Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann during training. — Reuters

Germany defeated France and the Netherlands in their last two international friendlies and the wins against two top sides under the leadership of Julien Nagelsmann have made them favourites for the upcoming EURO 2024, said Germany sports director Rudi Voller said on Monday.

Germany were having a hard time with their previous manager Hansi Flick after which he was sacked and Nagelsmann was brought in as the new head coach. The young coach managed to improve the team in no time.

Voller revealed that the team is showing constant signs of improving and the optimism is growing inside the team that they can claim the title.

"A key moment in our development was the last two [friendly] matches in March. We realised that after three and half months [under Nagelsmann] we had two convincing wins and in the inner circle there was more optimism," Voller said.

"Unbelievable optimism. We don't need to go crazy that now everything works but we should have a measure of optimism," he said, sitting next to the Germany coach.

Germany have won the Euros three times but they failed miserably in the latest edition which was held in England in 2021 as they couldn’t make it past the round of 16,

In Euro 2016, they lost to France in the semi-final but the Germans are confident of lifting the title this time and playing in front of their home fans only gives them more motivation.

"Through those two international matches, we want to be part of the group that are there until the end. We have a home tournament. We should have the optimism to go very far and if it is Berlin (for the final) in the end even better," Voller said.

Here is Germany’s complete schedule for Euro 2024

Group A

vs Scotland (Munich, 14 June, 21:00)

vs Hungary (Stuttgart, 19 June, 18:00)

vs Switzerland (Frankfurt, 23 June, 21:00)

Euro 2024 Groups

Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland

Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania

Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England

Group D: Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France

Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine

Group F: Turkey, Georgia, Portugal, Czech Republic