Austrians have been hoping for the Austrian national football team to finally win a major title for many decades. The upcoming 2021 European Championship could be the first time in history that this comes true, although the competition is admittedly very strong. However, there is no denying that the Austrian national team squad currently has some strong players at its disposal. As well as a number of players from Red Bull Salzburg, the club that is one of the favourites of operators such as Sunmakerx, as it has been in previous years, there are plenty of players from other clubs who could make the difference in the coming year.
But which players do Austria's hopes actually rest on? Let's take a look.
Andreas UlmerTheRed Bull Salzburg defender and captain has already played in the Champions League, so he brings the necessary international experience. He also managed to make a positive impression at the last European Championship - unlike many other players.
Maximilian WöberAnotherRed Bull Salzburg defender who has given a satisfactory performance so far. Although Maximilian Wöber has only made a few appearances for the national team so far, the left-back brings important qualities to the table.
He could play a crucial role in the defensive team.
David AlabaWithDavid Alaba, it is undisputed that he is the biggest star of the Austrian national team. Despite a turbulent transfer poker, the defender is irreplaceable for FC Bayern. There is no question that he will be a leader at the 2021 European Championships.
Cican StankovicAlthoughit is not yet clear whether Red Bull Salzburg's Cican Stankovic will definitely feature as a goalkeeper, there is no question about his quality. Not only does he impress with his good reflexes, but he also brings international experience, which can benefit the entire squad.
Martin HintereggerAt leastwhen it comes to defence, Austria are well placed as they have another quality defender in Martin Hinteregger. The Eintracht Frankfurt defender has been able to prove his abilities several times in the Bundesliga. He is in a good form right now and could play a key role in the European Championship.
Konrad LaimerKonradLaimer is one of those players who put mighty pressure on the opposition. This is something that the Austrian national team desperately needs.
The aggressive midfielder from RB Leipzig will undeniably contribute to the national team's offense. Valentino
LazaroAtInter Milan, Valentino Lazaro failed to make an impact and as a result, he was loaned first to Newcastle and then Borussia Mönchengladbach. Considered to be a strong dribbler, he is expected to contribute to the team's scoring threat along with Konrad Laimer.
Julian BaumgartlingerJulianBaumgartlinger is one of the most important players in Bayer Leverkusen's squad.
For one, he is a true team player. On the other hand, his goal scoring ability should not be underestimated. He will probably play a leading role in midfield.
Marko ArnautovicSinceMarko Arnautovic now plays for Shanghai SIPG, you don't hear anything more about him on the European stage.
However, opponents should not underestimate the penetrative striker. When it comes to scoring goals, Marko Arnautovic is one of the leading players in the Austrian national football team.