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Euro 2016 - Kevin's pride as Austria prepare for kick-off

Posted on 14 June 2016  - 14:00

Austria's Kevin Wimmer is bursting with pride as his country prepares to kick-off against Hungary this afternoon...


Capped three times, Kevin was a regular in the squad during Austria's qualifyng campaign and now hopes to taste Euro 2016 action in Bordeaux (5pm UK).

"It will be a very proud moment for everyone in Austria, it’s been a long time since we qualified for a big tournament," said Kevin, who made 21 appearances for us in a fine debut season last term.

"Our group is, of course, difficult (Hungary, Portugal, Iceland) but we will give 100 per cent. I hope we have more than three games at the Euros!

"We have to play our best in the tournament and the first game against Hungary is important. People will expect us to win and there is pressure on us.

"I hope we can put in a very good performance in this first game. We all know it is going to be important to get a positive result as then our second game is against Portugal - if you lose the first game then it is a lot of pressure against Portugal, so we have to give everything and hope for the best result."

Austria take on Hungary, Portugal and Iceland in Group F.