Excitement levels for Euro 2020 increased again as the tournament draw was over in Romania. A total of 20 teams have already reserved their places at next year’s competition, and four more will be determined at the playoffs in March.
Austria was drawn in Group C alongside Netherland, Ukraine, and play of Winner D or A. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Austria Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
The top four teams in the third position from the six groups will also enter the last-16. The dates and locations of the group stage matches have also been confirmed.
Austria fixtures of Group C:
Date: Sunday 14th June 2020
Date: Thursday 18th June 2020
Date: Monday 22nd June 2020
Moritz Bauer joined Celtic for a season loan contract with Stoke City with the intention of using his time in Scotland to force his return to the Austrian national team towards Euro 2020 this summer.
Now, although the Austrian international right-back from Switzerland has admitted that it was a young Dutchman – Jeremie Frimpong – who probably put his international recall ambitions to good use, for the moment at least.
Bauer played over the weekend in Celtic’s Scottish Cup 3-0 victory over Clyde, but for most of this season he had to play from the second violin to first Elhamed – before his injury in Rome during the 2-1 victory against Lazio did not exclude him for several months.
He just returned to training this week – and Frimpong, who also came out injured after Alan Power sank a Kilmarnock a few weeks ago. He too is scheduled to return to the training ground this week, likely tomorrow.
Bauer has managed only six starts, coupled with numerous appearances on the bench, and he believes that this is far from enough for him to achieve his international ambitions.
He was not helped either by Celtic manager Neil Lennon straying from 4-2-3-1 formation which has been a mainstay for a number of very successful seasons at Celtic, to return to the former 3-5-2 of Martin. The O’Neill era, a system that Lennon himself played with great success.
This means that the wingers and the more defensive Bauer seem to play more comfortably as a right back in a rear four.
“It is clear to me that I do not have the best hand to enter the Austrian team for the final of Euro 2020 and that time is not on my side.”
Bauer, however, loves every minute of his time at Celtic, and he still has a few months to convince Lennon that he is worthy of a permanent deal with the Hoops – Celtic has a purchase option already agreed with Stoke City for 28 years.
Tonight you expect him to be back on the bench, and tomorrow Jeremie Frimpong will be back and will be pushing to get back on the team. His problem will be James Forrest who currently plays the role of the right-wing in 3-5-2.
He started doing it in the Clyde game and it is probably the best we have seen of him so far, even in these very difficult conditions.
And Bauer certainly speaks as if he plans to stay – if possible – longer than the end of this season. His eyes are fixed on Ten-in-a-Row.
Bauer looks like a pretty decent player, although he probably needs to recognize that Celtic is an attacking side and that he should sometimes think of being cautious in the wind and being more direct and forward -keeper in his game forward.
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