The German goalkeeper has a very clear objective in this Euro, with Germany within the “group of death” with France, Portugal and Hungary.
The goal and captain of Germany, Manuel Neuer, said that obtaining the European Championship title is the only objective that the German team can and should set itself in the tournament in which it debuts tomorrow against France.
“There is really only one goal: we want to be European champions, we want to reach the final, we want to reach London. And if we reach the final we also want to win it,” he said. Neuer in an interview published in the magazine of the German Football Federation (DFB).
“We cannot have another objective although we naturally respect our rivals and come to the tournament with a measure of humility. I know that every detail can be decisive and that is why every detail is important. Every training is important, every individual conversation or with the whole team. “he added.
Neuer also highlighted the ambition and confidence in Germany despite starting in a difficult group, which also includes France and Portugal.
“Of course we know in which group we play, we know that in the past there have been setbacks but for me that does not count. We have our goals and we are going to invest everything to achieve them,” he said.
“The key is the mentality and concentration with which the tournament is faced. I am ambitious, we are ambitious, and that is why I say: we want to be European champions,” he stressed.
Asked about whether the great game he played in 2020 in the Champions League final, winning several heads-up against Kylian MbappéHe commented that the past does not matter and that the game starts from scratch.
“In the match against France everything starts from scratch. France has no advantage for having been world champion three years ago and I have no advantage for having once won a heads up against Mbappé,” he said.