At the beginning of the European Championship qualifying in 2020, the DFB team with the Netherlands is expecting a heavyweight. Loaded with many different expectations, desires and hopes, the match on Sunday (24.04.2019) in Amsterdam is at the same time a Reifeprüfung, Revanche and ultimate mood test. sportchau.de with facts.
The German team has been waiting for victory in a competition match since they destroyed the World Cup last summer in Russia. In the United Nations Confederation, it was four times unsuccessful in the second half of 2018 and rose to the second division. Against the Netherlands, there was a heavy 0: 3 in Amsterdam and a 2: 2 in the other leg in Gelsenkirchen. Of course, the team of national coach Joachim Loew wants to deal with this gap.
Löw hopes for the ever-explosive prestige duel that the radically rejuvenated DFB team will pass the first major degree exam and make a positive start for the European Championships in 2020. "The qualification we are going to create" promised the coach regardless of the opening game. In the end, second place in the group with Northern Ireland, Belarus and Estonia would suffice as additional opponents.
The Dutch are a big step ahead of the German team in terms of upheaval. They defeated Belarus to start the European Championship qualification on Thursday for sure 4-0.
After Leipzig Lukas Klostermann's injury-related departure, the German squad still contains 22 players. After sending a very young team on the plan in Serbia's first half, Löw will return to more experience on Sunday. Above all, the first half against Serbia showed him that the "young savages" need urgent professionals at their side. That's why he gave Marco Reus and Toni Kroos a start guarantee. In the case Manuel Neuer gets the advantage over the challenger Marc-André ter Stegen. The defense, the more experienced Antonio Rüdiger and Matthias Ginter are likely to begin. It seems possible that Löw in the attack instead of Timo Werner gives the recovery after his call Serge Gnabry.
The Netherlands joins the Prestige duel with personnel conflicts. Trainer Ronald Koeman had to call the match defender Hans Hateboer (Atalanta Bergamo). Kenny Tete (Olympique Lyon) was replaced early because of thigh injury against Belarus and Denzel Dumfries (PSV Eindhoven) was defeated by the field, but can play on Sunday.
The German football team has the youngest eleven Vann qualified for the World Cup or European Championship. The last qualifying defeat goes back to October 8, 201
The statistics against the neighbors are also positive overall: in 42 The clashes included 15 victories, 16 draws and 11 defeats (79-69 goals). However, Germany has been without victory three times in a row against "Oranje". Last fall was the highest defeat against "Elftal" at 0: 3 in the Nations League.
"At the moment we are not favorite with Dutch." (DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff.)
"We need a fast-paced game, we have to stand compact and show a greed that we really want to win this game." (Marco Reus)
"Of course I am a little impatient with the next victory and I want to win again." (Joshua Kimmich)
"We know how hard it is to beat Germany, we have to take care of an opponent with great players." (19659003)
Netherlands: Cillessen / FC Barcelona (29 years / 46 internationals) – Dumfries / PSV Eindhoven (22/5), de Ligt / Ajax Amsterdam / 13), Van Dijk / Liverpool ( 27/24), Blind / Ajax (29/60) – the Roon / Atalanta Bergamo (27/8), the Young / Ajax (21/5), Wijnaldum / FC Liverpool (28/53) – Promes / Sevilla FC ( 27/34), Depay / Olympique Lyon (25/44), Babel / FC Fulham (32/54).
Germany: Bayern Munich (32 years, 85 caps) – Ginter / Borussia Mönchengladbach (25/23), Süle / Bayern Munich (23/17), Rüdiger / Chelsea (26/29) – Kehrer / Paris St. Germain), Kimmich / Bayern Munich (24/39), Kroos / Real Madrid (29/91), Schulz / TSG Hoffenheim (25/5) – Sané / Manchester City (23/18), Gnabry / Bayern Munich), Reus / Borussia Dortmund (29/38).