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Gertjan Verbeek: ‘the loss to Germany may be over for Loew’

Gertjan Verbeek thinks that it is Sunday evening against Orange crunch time for the German coach Joachim Löw.

“If Germany tonight and loses, it would just be that he needs to leave,” said Verbeek, who, in Germany, trainer of VfL Bochum and 1. FC Nürnberg.

“Löw has made choices”, referring Verbeek on the passing of the experienced trio of Jérôme Now, Mats tiny toddlers and Thomas Müller. “If those choices do not turn out to be right, it has consequences.”

The 56-year-old Verbeek see the Germans not as the favorite in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. “It used to be that way. Now the roles are reversed, because Germany is building with a young team.

“That rotation from old to young players we have in the Netherlands just mentioned. There are new leaders rose, Virgil van Dijk, for example.”

In november, Virgil van Dijk just before the time the 2-2 against Germany. (Photo: ProShots)

‘The Young and Memphis radiate joy from’

However, stresses Verbeek also that the Netherlands should not blow in the optimism, despite the wide 4-0 victory at belarus on Thursday at the start of european CHAMPIONSHIP qualification.

“I think the odds fiftyfifty. And we should not forget that the last meeting in november but just in 2-2 it ended. Germany came in with 2-0 and could just as easily be able to win. And in Germany they have already been in the holes that the Netherlands is growing.”

That growth was, according to Verbeek also against White-Russia visible. “Orange radiated dominance. And joy, with Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong as the representatives thereof.”

“Individually has Orange might not be the strongest players, but it is a team that plays with pleasure. They have to be against Germany again.”

The netherlands against Germany begins Sunday at 20.45 hours in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, and is under the direction of the Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano. The other match of Sunday in group C is between Northern Ireland and the republic of belarus. The Northern Irishmen started the qualification on Thursday with a 2-0 victory in Estonia.

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