The German U21 national team fought 1-1 (0-0) in the second game against the Netherlands in Szekesfehervar in the European Championship preliminary round in Hungary and Slovenia and defended the championship lead in Group A. A draw in the last group game against Romania on Tuesday would be enough to advance to the quarter-finals, which will not be played until the end of May.
Coach Stefan Kuntz had shown a golden hand by substituting Jonathan Burkardt. The striker of 1. FSV Mainz 05 prepared the equalizer immediately after being substituted on.
Stefan Kuntz: “It was a very emotional game and a high level measurement in this age group. I am extremely proud of the way the team countered it. We didn’t give up until the end. That is really fantastic. It was a deserved draw at the end. “