Veh eyeing Europe after win
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh has set his sights on
qualifying for Europe next season after his side beat Greuther
Furth 3-2 on Sunday.
That win lifted the Eagles into joint fourth place, behind
Schalke only on goal difference, and three points ahead of
A top-six finish would be good enough for a place in the Europa
League next season and Veh, who signed a new contract extension
last week, has made that his side’s new objective.
“We have reached our goal for the season today by moving onto 42
points and now we want to see if we can finish in the top six to
qualify for Europe,” he said.
“If we want to have the chance to be in Europe, then this was a
Should Frankfurt qualify for Europe, Veh will have funds to
strengthen his squad after being given assurances by club president
The availability of money for new players was one of the reasons
why Veh decided to extend his contract by a year last week and
ignore the overtures from league rivals Schalke.
“We have a decent team, but we need to strengthen it,” he told
“Heribert Bruchhagen and the board have given us assurances that
we can buy one or two new players.
“I don’t want to demand things which are not possible, but I
think it’s necessary that Frankfurt strengthen the squad and
everybody sees it the same way.”