Euro 2016 - Kevin eyeing late rally with Austria
22 June 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Kevin Wimmer insists Austria won’t be underestimating Iceland when the two nations meet at a crucial juncture at Euro 2016 this evening (Wednesday, June 22, kick-off 5pm UK time).
Group F comes to its conclusion with everything to play for in the race to qualify for the last 16 in France.
All four sides in the group could still make the cut, but Austria, who have only picked up a solitary point so far and are propping up the standings, must win if they’re to stand a chance of reaching the next stage.
Their opponents tonight are currently second on two points and defender Kevin, who came on as a late substitute in his nation’s goalless draw with third-placed Portugal on Saturday, believes it’ll take a big effort to get the job done.
“I hope we can get through but I think Iceland have also shown in qualification that they have a very good squad,” he said.
“Some people, when they think of Iceland, think it might be easy but when you look at their team you will see that they have a lot of good players.
“We have a lot of respect for them and we’re going to have to work very hard.
“Hopefully we can make it through this group and, as I’ve said before, make sure we have more than three games at the tournament.”
Group F leaders Hungary take on Portugal at the same time.