National coach Hansi Flick congratulated Eintracht Frankfurt on a “fantastic success” after triumphing in the Europa League.
“Oliver Glasner and his coaching team have done a great job and not only won over the many fans of Eintracht Frankfurt with their offensive, passionate football,” said Flick, according to a statement from the German Football Association.
The Bundesliga club celebrated their first international title in 42 years with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Glasgow Rangers in Seville.
“I’m particularly happy for our national goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who made a significant contribution to winning the title and was a sure support for his team throughout the season, but also a driver and motivator,” said Flick.
Trapp saved Aaron Ramsey’s attempt on penalties.
Eintracht Frankfurt has “again gained strength”
“It’s a great success for German football, which Eintracht Frankfurt represented outstandingly,” said DFB President Bernd Neuendorf. “A football-crazy city and its traditional club have not only excited the whole of Europe in the past few months, but already three years ago, when Frankfurt was just eliminated in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Now Eintracht has been rewarded for their passionate performances in this competition. “
DFB director Oliver Bierhoff said that Eintracht had upgraded the competition “in interaction with their many passionate fans”.
“She showed what team spirit and enthusiasm mean and what successes are possible when a team, a club and the entire city are passionate about a common goal,” said Bierhoff. “The Eintracht Frankfurt brand has already become international in recent years, and as of today it has gained even more appeal. Eintracht is a role model for many clubs, not just in Germany.”