Thomas Tretzmüller / APA from Corno di Rosazzo
Corno di Rosazzo – U21 defeats U21 after a dream come true in Europe against Serbia (2: 0). The semi-finals should be resolved by winning the group. "I do not look at other such groups personally. We want nine points, that's what we're doing," said Kevin Danso, the defender, a day before the duel with Denmark at the Corno di Rosazzo.
The attacker Mathias Honsak felt the same. "First and foremost, your own group is important and if you get the first place there, you do not have to worry about other groups," the 22-year-old said. Except for three winners, the best one will continue. Currently, the Austrians are three points in pool B tied behind the defenders of Germany.
"We showed what we have on it"
After winning 2-0 over Serbia, the starting point at Thursday's (18.30) at the Friuli stadium will be further enhanced. As an outsider, the ÖFB team can describe themselves, but it is true that there should be no more. "Wins against France (Note: Test 3: 1) and Serbia, we showed what we have about it," said defender Ivan Ljubic.
But nothing has been gained yet. "We can not now be arrogant or overwhelmed." We must continue to accelerate, "he was aware of Sturm Kicker. Playing against the Dancers is not a problem because of the way it works. "We do not think about what the Danes are doing, we really want to bring our results to the ground and win," Danso said.
Regeneration is in the foreground of the Serbian game. On Tuesday, the players also had the opportunity to drive to Udine on free afternoon without team clothes. More than half the teams accepted the offer. "Some do well, everyone knows what's best for themselves," said Danso, who likes to do so. Ljubic also preferred to stay in the hotel. On Wednesday, with the final training and video-studio dancers, Germany 1: 3 was the subject of the program.
The substitute man sought Wolf
In the ranks of ÖFB changes were not necessarily expected, with the exception that the injured Hannes Wolf must be replaced. Werner Gregoritsch's chief of staff is likely to be the real attacker, because the Honsak front-row experiment failed. That would not be wrong for Honsak. "I've already played in Kiel, but I feel more comfortable on the left," the striker said.
Danes have more pressure. – It's all in it. We have to continue against Serbia and be more consistent at the door, "Ljubic said. He was expecting a "very narrow" game.
ÖFB's selection is now the only team without a goal. "If tomorrow is zero, that's something special, for now it's not really sensible," Danso said.