Euro 2024 draw: What they said

foot4live December 2, 2023
euro 2024 draw

Key quotes after the draw for Euro 2024 was made on Saturday in Hamburg:

“It’ll be nice to start the tournament, to be involved in the first game, and hopefully to start the tournament with a good match.” We must ensure that it is not about the event, but about the game. We’re looking forward to it; it’s a thrilling draw.”

– Scotland manager Steve Clarke, whose team will face hosts Germany in the tournament opener on June 14 in Munich.

“A fascinating group… It will be a great start in Munich against Scotland. The other games will be interesting duels as well. It’s not a death squad, but it’s a very good one. I’ve coached a few guys from Hungary, and I know what they’re capable of. Hungary plays some exciting football. It will be a minor derby against a direct neighbor versus Switzerland.”

– Julian Nagelsmann, Germany’s coach

“We’re very excited to be a part of the tournament; we know what’s expected at home.” We’ve grown a lot as a team in the last few years, we’re used to huge games, we’re ready for the pressure, and we aim to offer our fans some more beautiful nights as we have in the last few tournaments.”

– Gareth Southgate, manager of England

“When you’re in the fourth pot you know that you have a lot of teams ahead of you, but you can’t forget that you represent Italy and you have to play every match with pride.”

– Italy coach Luciano Spalletti, whose team are the reigning European champions

“We’re playing Italy and Spain; it’ll be a battle.” Our goal is definitely to qualify for the knockout rounds, but it will be a difficult task. Perhaps the final match (Italy vs. Croatia) will decide who advances.”