Deputy Mayor of Munich Hep Monatseder has said that he is impressed with the atmosphere of the Euro-2012 fan zone in Kyiv. “I got a chance to visit the fan zone two days ago, and its atmosphere just impressed me. Friendly sentiments dominated there, and elders stood beside youngsters and supported teams the same way. Fans with symbols of different national teams were represented, even those having already left the tournament,” Mr Monatseder has noted in his exclusive comments to the Information Centre Ukraine-2012.
The top-ranking German official has emphasized that Euro is an occasion for Ukraine and each host city to present itself and to show their tourist landmarks and infrastructure, along with the way celebrations are held during football. “Kyiv has proved that it is able to wonderfully organize the championship. Security has been organized here at the highest level. People ruin their stereotypes namely during major events of this kind,” the deputy mayor of Munich has said.
According to Hep Monatseder, Ukraine may be proud of the achievements is reached during the championship. “New stadiums, roads, hotels and airport terminals have appeared. It is very important that wonderful sporting infrastructure has been created, and further development is possible on its basis. The most important point is that no-one implies holding a single event. It would be nice to have all this get further promising development,” Mr Monatseder emphasized. He has also added that, thanks to the fact that Ukraine had managed to present itself well during the championship, it is already possible to speak about substantial tourists’ inflow into the country in the future. “Everyone who has visited Ukraine and has pleasant impressions will undoubtedly share them with their friend and will come back to you soon. When many people come to the country, the country changes itself: urban structural entities are being reconstructed, and residents borrow something better from the people who come,” the deputy mayor of Munich summed up.
Hep Monatseder finally confessed that he was keeping his fingers crossed for the German national team, as he was much willing to attend the Euro-2012 final in Kyiv to support it.