The Germany U21 footballer was a key part of the team’s advance to the Semifinals, as they also qualified to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The Germany U21 national team drew 1-1 with Austria in their last Group Stage match of the U21 EURO.
And thanks to that result, they have now qualified to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
They also advanced to the Semifinal of the European tournament.
“After the final whistle, it took some time until we realized that we had qualified for the next round,” defender Benjamin Henrichs told the nation’s official website.
“We were all knackered after the really difficult game against tough opposition. Austria demanded everything from us.”
“On the bus ride back to the hotel, we realized the feat that we had achieved. Then the music flowed, we sang and partied. On Thursday, we want to take the next step and get to the final,” he added.
He explained: “At first, we were feeling the after-effects of the game. Sometimes, it took a while for it to sink in.”
“Everyone in the team knows that we can put in a better performance than the one against Austria and that we will need to in the semi-final.”
“As I play in France, I want to play the final against France. (laughs) no, to be honest: I don’t have a preference to who we play,” he said.
“We will watch the game between France and Romania and then we will know what to expect from our opponents.”
“For the semi-final, we need to travel to Bologna or Reggio Emilia and then knuckle down for the next few days,” he concluded.
💬 "It didn't really sink in until we were on the bus."@henrichs39 talks about reaching the semi-finals and his unfortunate suspension 👉
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— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 24, 2019