There were several things that Die Mannschaft supporters looked forward to when Euro 2020 kicked off, and the return of Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka from his injury could be one of the most important ones. The midfielder had to sit out Germany’s opening match against France and was only featured for less than 20 minutes against Portugal.
During a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s clash against Hungary, Goretzka spoke about his recovery and his decision to delay his return until he was fully convinced that he is in top shape. He said, “It was a tough decision to sit out the game against France. But I know the tournament would be long for us, that’s why I preferred to wait two to three more days to be in top shape for the rest of the tournament”
Germany’s Leon Goretzka on the excitement enveloping the Euros from a German point of view. “It is nice to once again have 82 million people who think they’re the coach of Germany, rather than 82 million virologists.” :-)— Derek Rae (@RaeComm) June 21, 2021
“When I was at the radiologist before the tournament I had a bad feeling. But we invested a lot of time and now I can say that I feel very fit. For me the tournament can really start now”, added Goretzka.
Every team aspires to finish first or second in their respective groups to avoid further anxiety. For the same reason, it is very important for Germany to make sure that they collect the maximum points against Hungary. Goretzka commented, “We have the most difficult group and that is including Hungary. They have shown a remarkable performance in the two games. We have to crack their defensive line. We want to win the game and then we don’t have to look at how things stand in the other groups.”
(Quotes via @iMiaSanMia on Twitter)