Team analysis

Austria

Austria

Austria squad
No.PlayerBornPos.BIHUKRGERPORGSClub
1Benjamin Ozegovic09/08/1999Goalkeeper8080 80 FK Austria Wien (AUT)
2Leonardo Zottele16/04/1999Defender40+ 80 1. FC Nürnberg (GER)
3Alexander Burgstaller12/07/1999Defender808080 FC Salzburg Juniors (AUT)
4Alexandar Borkovic11/06/1999Defender 80 FK Austria Wien (AUT)
5Luca Meisl04/03/1999Defender80808080 FC Salzburg Juniors (AUT)
6Valentino Müller19/01/1999Midfield808080801 SCR Altach (AUT)
7Philipp Sittsam16/02/1999Midfield70*73*40+32* SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
9Nicolas Meister28/09/1999Forward25+11+8019+ FC Salzburg Juniors (AUT)
10Christoph Baumgartner01/08/1999Midfield55*56*40*802 SKN St Pölten (AUT)
11Romano Schmid27/01/2000Midfield808040*61*1 SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
12Lukas Malicsek06/06/1999Defender8080 80 FC Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
13Dominik Fitz16/06/1999Midfield10+24+40+48+ FK Austria Wien (AUT)
14Dario Maresic29/09/1999Defender80808080 SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
16J��rg Wagnes29/01/1999Midfield40*8040* SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
17Maurice Mathis09/05/1999Forward 7+80 TSV 1860 München (GER)
18Kelvin Arase15/01/1999Forward8069*40*80 SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
20Christian Müller10/02/1999Defender 40+40+ SKN St Pölten (AUT)
21Semir Karalic03/05/1999Goalkeeper 80 FC Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Austria coach Andreas Heraf

Coach: Andreas Heraf
10/09/67
"The tournament was a valuable experience because it showed very clearly the differences in quality between teams and demonstrated where we need to improve to compete at the top level. It showed us that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine are sides we can defeat. It also showed that Germany and Portugal are on a higher level. OK, against Germany we had players missing and we went behind quickly with deflected goals. But Portugal demonstrated the sort of football that we have to learn to cope with."

Austria team analysis

Austria team analysis

• 1-4-2-3-1 with occasional switches to 1-4-4-2, and 1-4-1-4-1 when defending
• Set out to hold high defensive line; spells of collective high pressing
• Combination play from the back when not under pressure
• Some direct passing to target striker and second-ball pressure
• Good use of long diagonals to supply wide midfielders and full-backs
• Emphasis on vertical through-passing rather than 1 v 1 in final third
• Hard-working team; good athletic condition; spirit and will-to-win