Sahar stirred by memories as Under-21 finals approach
Ben Sahar has urged Israel's young players to enjoy every minute of their Under-21 finals experience as he recounted his own time at the tournament in a video interview with UEFA.com.
Spain's Isco looks forward to 'beautiful experience'
Full of confidence, as any Spaniard would be with the country's recent record, Isco hopes to star in Israel in defence of Spain's UEFA European Under-21 Championship title.
De Jong looking forward to 'great experience'
"You can learn a lot by playing against your own age group," said Luuk de Jong, already a senior Dutch international, ahead of his summer's Under-21s final tournament.
Henderson: England have every chance
Captain Jordan Henderson told UEFA.com a well-balanced England Under-21 side will look to make a big impact in Israel after failing to get out of their group in Denmark two years ago.
Israel U21 reaction
Despite friendly defeats to the Netherlands and Germany, Marouan Kabah and Orr Barouch remain confident that hosts Israel can be successful at this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Spain U21 reaction
After friendly victories over Norway and Russia, Sergio Canales and Alberto Moreno tell UEFA.com that Spain are feeling confident ahead of this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Russia U21 reaction
Despite friendly defeats to Italy and Spain, Aleksandr Filtsov and Denis Cheryshev tell UEFA.com that Russia will head into this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championships in confident mood.
Netherlands U21 reaction
After friendly victories against Israel and Norway, Jeroen Zoet and Leroy Fer tell UEFA.com that the Netherlands are in buoyant mood ahead of this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Norway U21 reaction
Despite friendly defeats to the Netherlands and Spain, Jonas Svensson tells UEFA.com that Norway are confident of doing well at this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
England U21 reaction
After making it 9 wins in a row after friendly victories against Austria and Romania, Connor Wickham and Josh McEachran tell UEFA.com that England believe they can win this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Germany U21 reaction
After mixed results in friendly matches against Italy and Israel, Lewis Holtby and Tolgay Arslan admit there’s work to do for Germany ahead of this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
Ohana hopes Israel can be a 'sensation' this summer
"The highest of honours" according to tournament ambassador Eli Ohana, hosting the UEFA European Under-21 Championship should be "a great source of national pride" for Israel.
Norway's Skullerud dreams of success in Israel
"I have a dream that we will progress from the group," Tor Ole Skullerud told UEFA.com as he discussed Norway's prospects in Israel this summer – their first U21 finals since 1998.
Adrion sees signs of Germany's 2009 vintage
Rainer Adrion sees similarities between the Germany team he will take to the finals in Israel this summer and the one of Manuel Neuer and Mesut Özil which lifted the trophy in 2009.
Spain U21 joy meant much to Javi Martínez
"It was one of the best experiences I have had in football," Javi Martínez told UEFA.com as he recalled winning the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with Spain.
Spain 'character' gives Lopetegui confidence
Julen Lopetegui tells UEFA.com about the personality and character Spain showed in qualifying, qualities his side will need in abundance if they are to survive a tough group in Israel.
Mangia playing it cool ahead of U21 finals
Only when Italy arrive in Israel for this summer's finals will the "dream" of winning the competition start. Until then, coach Devis Mangia is not entertaining any grand thoughts.
Returning Netherlands have eyes on grand prize
Back in the finals after six years away, two-time winners the Netherlands are aiming for a hat-trick in Israel, coach Cor Pot saying: "Now we are there we want to become champions."
Pisarev sets highest target for Russia
Having seen what Under-21 success can mean, Russia coach Nikolai Pisarev told UEFA.com his aim is "to get this generation of really talented players through to the final, and to win".
Pearce aims to end England's 29-year wait
After defeat in the final four years ago, England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce is preparing his men to go all the way in Israel and end his country's 29-year wait for the trophy.