National team: Voss-Tecklenburg hopes for EM hype

National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is hoping for the support of the fans for the European Championship mission of the German soccer players.

“I hope that the spark will fly now, that we actually have a big football tournament ahead of us. And that’s not the World Cup in Qatar, that’s the European Championship in England,” said the 54-year-old at the end of the training camp in Herzogenaurach .

In the final round (July 6th to 31st) she would like “objective support from society”, emphasized Voss-Tecklenburg: “If we can force this spark through a very good first game with a correct result, then we want it do our part.”

After around three weeks of preparation, the record European champion flies from Frankfurt to London on Sunday. There it is in Brentford against the European Championship runners-up Denmark (July 8th), co-favorite Spain (July 12th) and in Milton Keynes against Finland (July 16th).

After three training camps, the national coach drew a very satisfied conclusion. “Ultimately, our expectations have been exceeded. We are convinced that we have planned well.” She doesn’t feel any tension or pressure yet: “Now there’s really anticipation because it’s finally going to England.”

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