The UEFA technical report offers an insight into the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, breaking down Germany's victory with contributions from winning captain Niklas Stark and coach Marcus Sorg, as well as analysis from UEFA's technical study group.
Sorg: Early control key to Germany win
Germany coach Marcus Sorg told UEFA.com that his team “controlled the match from the start” as they overcame Austria 4-0 to reach the final of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Hungary, while beaten coach Andreas Heraf admitted that Germany were just “too strong”.
Portugal hail ‘deserved’ win
Portugal coach Hélio Sousa and captain Tomás Podstawski are now looking forward to the final of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship against Germany after defeating Serbia on penalties, a result that left their coach Veljko Paunović still “satisfied” by his team’s overall achievements.
Dzsudzsák urges youngsters to relish U19s
Hungary senior international Balázs Dzsudzsák says that his country's young stars should make the most of their opportunity to play on home soil at this summer's UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
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Serbia savour maiden triumph
Serbia claimed their first UEFA European Under-19 Championship title in Lithuania, remaining unbeaten in their five matches and edging a tight final against France.
Serbia delight at final win
Goalscorer Andrija Luković told UEFA.com that winning the UEFA European Under-19 Championship with Serbia was the 'best day' of his life, while Aleksandar Mitrović struggled to put the success into words.
France rue missed chance
After defeat against Serbia in the final of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, Adrien Rabiot told UEFA.com France lost to a team with 'more desire', while Aymeric Laporte added that his side can still be proud of their achievements.
Finalists France praise the gameplan
Antoine Conte and Yassine Benzia told UEFA.com that Francis Smerecki’s tactics were the key for France after earning a place in the final at the expense of Spain.
‘No more sadness’ for proud Portugal
Bruno Varela and Bernardo Silva gave their thoughts to UEFA.com after Portugal’s defeat by Serbia on penalties.
Mixed feelings for Spain
After Spain’s elimination, José Rodríguez and Rubén Blanco reflected on “a lot of good memories” and positive experiences despite failing to retain the trophy.
Serbia joy after making history
Predrag Rajković and Aleksandar Mitrović told UEFA.com about the scale of the achievement and making history for Serbia after they overcame Portugal on penalties in an epic semi-final.
Spain reflect on ‘getting their act together’
Luis de la Fuente told his Spain side to play for their families, Spain and themselves and in doing so, inspired a second-half fightback against the Netherlands according to goalscoring substitute Fede Vico.
Pavlovski proud of Serbian achievement
Marko Pavlovski summed up Serbian emotions after his free-kick cancelled out Adrien Hunou's first-half opener to give Serbia first place in Group B following a 1-1 draw.
Lithuania acknowledge Portuguese strength
Gratas Sirgedas scored twice and told UEFA.com the goals were important to his personal career, despite a 4-2 loss to Portugal.
Leemans: ‘It was just not our day’.
Clint Leemans told UEFA.com that despite a good first half, the Netherlands conceded goals "too easily" in their 3-2 loss to Spain.
Turkey pleased to show their talent
Onurcan Piri told UEFA.com that Turkey had set the record straight with a 4-2 win over Georgia, despite exiting the finals.
Experience can bring future success for Georgia
Georgia captain Nika Sandokhadze reflected on the great achievement of qualification for the final tournament after bowing out of it with a 4-2 loss to Turkey.
Portugal surprised, Dutch regroup
Alexandre Guedes scored twice in Portugal’s 4-1 win over the Netherlands and then told UEFA.com that “we didn’t expect a victory to be like this”, with Netherlands captain Mickey van der Hart targeting a recovery in the final Group A match against Spain.
United group pleases hero Hernández
Iker Hernández scored a double for Spain in their win over Lithuania and then told UEFA.com about the "fantastic" atmosphere in the camp, with Julius Aleksandravičius reflecting on the early tactics that didn’t prevent the hosts from conceding an early goal in Kaunas.