Spain coach Jorge Vilda told UEFA.com that his team had treated their opening match against France "like a final" as they emerged 2-0 winners, while France's Guy Ferrier said there were "very few positives" he could take from the game.
UEFA.com delves into the secrets behind Germany's success at the 2013/14 UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship with a series of videos in the UEFA Technical Report, available from the competition homepage.
Bernhard's Germany 'pride'
Germany coach Anouschka Bernhard told UEFA.com that she was "really proud" after her team overcame Spain on penalties to claim their fourth women's Under-17s title, while Spain’s Jorge Vilda reflected on the fact that “sometimes football is unfair”.
Under-17s underline value of ‘developing’ women’s game
Ahead of the finals of the 2013/14 UEFA Women’s Under-17 European Championship in England, 2012/13 tournament ambassadors, Grégory Coupet and Martina Moser have stressed the importance of the event and how it emphasises the development of women’s football at all levels.
Poland reflect on historic Under-17 success
Poland coach Zbigniew Witkowski and midfield star Sylwia Matysik look back on their 2012/13 victory in Nyon, a triumph that the coach puts down to “long-term systematic work”.
Spain claim maiden Women’s U17 crown
The 2010 final of the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship pitted Spain against the Republic of Ireland and with both sides in search of a first title it was the Spanish who would avenge final defeat a year earlier.
Rampant Germany do it again
In 2009 Germany made it back-to-back victories in the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship with a comprehensive 7-0 final defeat of Spain.