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Germany U21 hero Florian Wirtz has “indescribable feeling” semi-final targets

Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz has stated it was an “indescribable feeling” to attain two quickfire targets and assist the Germany U21 workforce attain the European Championship last.

Wirtz was the star of the present in Hungary on Thursday as he netted twice inside eight minutes to guide his facet to a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands within the UEFA U21 Euro semi-final.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder additionally set a brand new championship report for the quickest ever objective within the course of, pouncing for the opener with a poacher’s end after solely 29 seconds.

“It hasn’t fairly sunk in for me but,” Wirtz stated after the sport of his man-of-the-match efficiency. “It is an indescribable feeling.”

Wirtz actually set the U21s on their option to a last showdown with Portugal on Sunday when he cleverly drilled residence a second objective from the sting of the realm. {The teenager} confirmed some sensible touches after making it 2-0, whereas Germany’s Mergim Berisha hit the woodwork thrice earlier than the Dutch obtained what proved a comfort strike within the second half.

“To attain a objective is at all times good however to attain for my nation for the primary time in a semi-final like that is fairly particular,” Leverkusen star Wirtz admitted.

Germany U21 boss Stefan Kuntz stated it had been tough for Wirtz as a result of he was so extremely praised upfront of the event regardless of having solely turned 18 in Could. He had additionally missed the workforce’s group-stage matches in March as a result of he was known as as much as the Germany senior squad for World Cup qualifiers the identical month.

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The previous Cologne teen was already the youngest participant ever to function for Germany at U21 stage, and his repute is constant to develop after getting 5 targets and 5 assists for Leverkusen within the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.

Having performed in a deeper position as Germany scraped previous Denmark on penalties within the quarter-final, Wirtz did severe harm on the precise facet of the assault within the 4-3-3 formation that Germany deployed in opposition to the Netherlands.

“I performed in a considerably extra attacking position this time, in order that gave me more room and I used to be in a position to create extra hazard,” he advised reporters.

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