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For Joachim Loew and the German national football team begins on Sunday evening, the qualification for the European Championship 2020, which is known to take place in twelve different cities in the summer of next year. After the DFB-Elf in the League of Nations as relegated to the B Division gambled the chance to secure the ticket for the EURO on the newly created competition, the 2014 World Champion is now under pressure in qualifying. In the group of five with Holland, Estonia, Northern Ireland and Belarus, at least the second place must jump out, in order not to additionally fuel the already very critical reporting about the Löw selection. Consequently, the qualifying opener game of the Germans in Holland not only because of the neighboring country rivalry, but also because of the tense overall situation and the completed change has a special significance.
If one pays the odds of the bookmakers between Holland and Germany, then the “Oranje” even goes as a favorite in the explosive duel of the two top favorites in group C. The reasons for it are multilayered nature, because on the one hand the Koeman Elf am Thursday already started with a strong 4-0 win against Belarus in the new competitive cycle. On the other hand, the Germans could convince in the test international match against replacement-weakened Serbs only in the last half hour approach, so in the end only a disappointing 1-1 draw was booked. It definitely takes some courage to risk and also a lot of confidence to compete in the direct duel against Holland. Germany to venture a tip or at least a prognosis in favor of the alleged outsider from the Federal Republic. In October of the previous year, the Germans conceded in any case still a heavy 0: 3-Klatsche. Is there a late revenge on Sunday evening at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam?
The Dutch national team is on the way back to the old strength. To get this insight, look at the latest results. In the eleven matches under the leadership of the new fund manager Ronaldo Koeman, who previously spent three years in the English Premier League as a club coach, the “Oranje” conceded only two defeats. In contrast, there are five wins and four draws. This record is enhanced by the fact that the world ranking-14. almost exclusively tested against good opponents and the only two bankruptcies against the World Cup Fourth England (0: 1) and World Champion France (1: 2) came just under. As an additional respectable success has to be stated that the Elftal in the UEFA Nations League trio in front of the aforementioned French and Germany prevailed and thus may fight in the summer of the “Final Four” for the crown of the newly created competition. Until then, however, is still an important task to perform on Sunday evening, because in the home game against the DFB-Elf the Dutch have already the opportunity to raise the points in the European Championship qualification to six.
In the opening fixture of Group C, the Netherlands defeated Belarus 4-0 at De Kuip Stadion in Rotterdam, giving it a very good start. Already at half time the Koeman-Elf was sovereign with 2: 0 front and screwed the end result in the second round befitting to the top. Best player of the match was of course the criticized Memphis Depay of Olympique Lyon, who scored two goals himself and prepared the goals of Georgino Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk (both Liverpool). The French league side striker is just one of many world-class players who have taken a big step forward over the past few years and given the three-time World Cup finalists a new, fresh face.
With players like Van Dijk, de Ligt or de Jong, as well as some promising talents behind their backs, the Oranje have to be on the cards even when it comes to naming title contenders for the upcoming European Championship finals. Recent results have shown that the offensive is always good for two or more goals. The defensive is indeed equipped with outstanding individualists and yet here and there vote is still not one hundred percent. If the DFB team manages to get the big center-backs going then Timo Werner, Leroy Sane, Marco Reus and co. It can be assumed that the experienced coach will only change his starting role, if at all, in a few positions. Also the bidding of the exact same formation as in the mentioned 4: 0 against Belarus is definitely possible.
Admittedly, the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg has so far not necessarily appeared as a cauldron on fire at the national level, but with what spooky silence the DFB squad had to contend against Serbia on Wednesday night in the Test international match was rather unusual, especially as the German football team Bund announced in advance that the stadium was sold out. Perhaps it was also the way the team of coach Jogi Löw appeared, which silenced the audience. Especially in the first half of the reformed DFB selection had great problems to bring their own identity on the court. In the beginning, the individual class of a Julian Brandt, a Leroy Sanes or a Kai Havertz flashed on, but in total it lacks the necessary precision in the last third. Defensive Germany allowed itself some dropouts, so that one had to be glad in the end even to have only a goal by Luka Jovic swallowed. With the substitution of Marco Reus and Leon Goretzka improved the attacking game of the World Champion of 2014 abruptly. Suddenly offered more freedom due to more willingness to run, but again not exploited consistently. Despite a high number of chances, it took until deep into the second half, until Bayern pro Goretzka after submission of Reus marked the 1: 1. Ultimately, this should also be the final score in a game that, strictly speaking, did not give much insight into whether the path of Jogi Löw with regard to the EURO 2020 is the right one.
At the latest on Sunday evening starting from 19:45 o’clock the 80 million national trainers in the entire Federal Republic will be able to judge better, whether recently described by Huub Stevens as “unnecessary radicalism” removal of Hummels, Boateng and Müller the football teacher after few weeks around the Ears flies or whether it actually manages to inspire the young team in the first step and in the second step to draw their own followers on their own side.
The fact that the match is an away game in Amsterdam in the first qualifying match would not necessarily be considered a disadvantage, as the Germans are even coming in as a marginal outsider due to the recent results. Between Holland and Germany, the odds prove that underdog role of the troubled former world champion. From a subjective point of view, however, we are confident that a team that is itself aiming to control the possession of the ball, the DFB-Elf should be better these days, in order to play off their own speed in the offensive area. As a result, we trust the highly-charged attack with at least one, if not two, or three hits.
Personally, there will certainly be one or the other change compared to Serbia. For Lukas Klostermann, who has prematurely left the DFB camp after a hamstring, PSG Legionnaire should put sweepers in the starting lineup. Matthias Ginter also wins a place from the beginning like Toni Kroos, Antonio Rüdiger, Nico Schulz or Marco Reus. Goretzka would also have earned a starting line-up, but currently has little to report in the central midfield against the Kimmich-Kroos axis. In the goal coach Loew – to the discomfort of many – continues to Manuel Neuer. The currently perhaps best keeper in the world, Marc Andre ter Stegen, is still waiting.
Netherlands vs Germany head to head matches
19.11.18 UNL Germany Netherlands 2 : 2
13.10.18 UNL Netherlands Germany 3 : 0
14.11.12 FI Netherlands Germany 0 : 0
13.06.12 EUR Netherlands Germany 1 : 2
15.11.11 FI Germany Netherlands 3 : 0