Austria Euro 2021 Squad(Players List), Strengths, Weakness, Predictions: Austria so far is considered to be the most powerful and competent nation at the upcoming Euro 2021 Championship. This will be for the third time the country will make its appearance at the international tournament this century. Austria has co-hosted the tournament in the year 2008 but remained away from winning the prestigious trophy of the Euro Championship.
But this time, the athletes are determined to come out strongly with their performance this summer and clinch a win in style. So here we will be looking at some of Austria’s Strengths, Weaknesses and how far they can go to claim their victory at Euro 2021 Championship.
The remarkable feat by one there star performer, David Alaba in the qualifying match has to lead the country to book their spot at the Euro 2021 Tournament. It was his successive stroke in the ninth match against North Macedonia. With his presence in the team, Austria has once again gathered hopes to head fast from the level they were at the qualifying stage. Alaba’s injury over the start of the season and also at every game is a matter of concern for the Bayern Munich since November.
One can never ignore another key player from the team, Marcel Sabitzer, who is also showing consistent performance at the club level this season. It is a crucial part of RB Leipzig’s attempt to fight the Bundesliga title from Bayern this season. Despite a shabby start at the qualifying game, Austria made a strong comeback unitedly, with a 6-0 win over Latvia and home and also clinching victory over powerful North Macedonia.
Despite bearing talented players in the team, Austria failed to their potential at the qualifying event. It is always a question of debate, as to why the team is lagging, despite known to be a favorable group against the strong competitors placed in the second place behind Poland came from North Macedonia and Slovenia.
The shaky execution of the team has been blamed and criticized the coach Franco Foda mainly for being sticky to his preferred system. It has always proved fatal for the team’s performance, to get out of the best players at discharge. Another weak point, Austria is facing in the major tournaments is the execution of goals. Austrian players have so far managed to have two goals in the tournament, totaling to six times in the qualifiers.
Another Key player Arnautovic managed to score three in a game, with only two of those fetching any points and also failing to net even once in the final five qualifying fixtures. His previous records show he has somehow scored only two international goals since playing in the European club football for China last summer.
Looking at the above strengths and weaknesses, it seems to be a tough encounter for the country to finish above the Netherlands and Ukraine. The two countries are topping the spot in the qualifying group along with strong contender Portugal, to secure one of the places in the knockout rounds. Romania’s place below Austria in Group C is recognized to be the best team from the playoff route, a full 11 places below Austria in the FIFA Rankings. So it remains more important for the team to be confident at least clinching the maiden European Championship win under their belt. It can only be achieved by finishing third and also going through the results in the other groups to go in their favor.
Now it strengthens their possibility and hopes for the team Austria with the last 16 tie games against either Spain, France, Germany or Portugal.
Austria Euro 2021 Squad & Team Lineup (Players List)