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

Mainz.

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

vital win.”

Should Frankfurt qualify for Europe, Veh will have funds to

strengthen his squad after being given assurances by club president

Heribert Bruchhagen.

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

Sky television.

“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.”