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Germany reacts to Euro 2024 draw...was it a good thing or a bad thing?

“Yes, this is Julian Nagelsmann and I am on a mission. Please send strikers...and center-backs...and outside-backs...”

UEFA EURO 2024 Final Tournament Draw Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann will lead Germany into the Euro 2024 competition, which will be held in — you guessed it — Germany.

The new boss for the German national team is excited for what figures to be a tough group after Saturday’s draw.

“I think it’s a very interesting group. Especially the opening game against Scotland will be very emotional — great fans. I think it’s a very nice start in Munich. Hungary and Switzerland have a lot of Bundesliga players - some that I have worked with. In other words, I know a few players there,” Nagelsmann told MagentaTV (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “These are very exciting games. We want to let the emotions out when the games start and not talk too much beforehand. We have a path to take, the one we want to take. We obviously want to advance. That’s clear. It’s not a group of death, but there are no bad opponents if you look at the qualifying rounds of all three.”

Germany sporting director Rudi Völler was happy not to be in a grouping that anyone would necessarily consider a “Group of Death.”

“We were spared the group of death. But the three teams that are with us also played really good qualifiers. We are not in a situation where we can disrespect any opponents or take them lightly. Those days are over. It’s challenging, but I’m especially looking forward to the opening game against the Scots,” said Völler.

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