CM – The embattled Germany wants to make a friendly statement about Euro 2020 in Denmark


The Germans will open their European Championship season against world champions France on June 15 in Munich, four days later they will meet defending champions Portugal in Group F.

Published: June 01, 2021 14:18 |

Last updated: June 01, 2021 2:18 PM

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The German players Niklas Sühle, from left, Manuel Neuer and Mats Hummels come to the first training session of the German national soccer team in Seefeld, Austria. (Photo | AP)

BERLIN: Mats Hummels says that Germany is eager to throw a marker in the warm-up game against Denmark in the warm-up game against Denmark on June 15th in Munich European Championship season against world champions France, four days later they meet defending champions Portugal in Group F.

However, Germany was hit by a humiliating 2-1 defeat against North Macedonia after a 6-0 away game against Spain in March beaten last November and both defeats were heavily criticized.

After almost three years from the squad, the 32-year-old Hummels admitted that he was « nervous » with excitement before coming to the German training camp in Austria and says , The Germans are eager to impress against the Danes on Wednesday.

« It is very important that we approach these games the way we want to at the European Championship, » said Hummels. Germany will also play a test match against Latvia next Monday.

The Dortmund central defender was in the German national team, which fell after the bottom of the group at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Three years later, the Germans want impressive victories against the Danes and Latvians, to move into the finals of Euro 2020 from June 11th to July 11th.

“Before the 2018 World Cup, our performance in the friendly matches was not so convincing. We know that, ”admitted Hummels.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will captain Germany against the Danes on Wednesday, whose coach Kasper Hjulmand says that the Germans have the » potential « to become European champions for the fourth time.

« They brought some of the seasoned players with them for this tournament, » Hjulmand told reporters, referring to Hummels and Thomas Mueller, who Löw called back after removing the couple from his plans in 2019.

 » In addition, there have been some of the young players like (Leroy) Sane or (Serge) Gnabry for a long time, « added Hjulmand, who mentioned the » fantastic quality of the Germans « .

After the World Cup debacle three years ago, Germany joined To prove a lot to the 2020 European Championship finals, which was postponed from the previous year, after which Löw will step down after 15 years in office.

Hummels says that the Germans have to start well against France and Portugal before they receive Hungary in the last group game.

« It g It’s about not giving in in difficult moments, taking command and countering, ”said Hummels, who made the last of his 70 missions for Germany in November 2018.

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