‘New’ Germany, wait for duel of truth in Amsterdam

The Dutch team is Sunday night in the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifying for the 43rd time in history compared to Germany, where it is more restless than ever. How are our eastern neighbours?

Heute 1. Stimmungs-Endspiel für Jogi said the always outspoken Bild late on Saturday night in the run-up to the match in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The message is clear: the race of truth has arrived for coach Joachim Löw.

“Against the Netherlands in the past with the football since the world cup last year played,” said Bild. “The patience of their German fans with the coach is put to the test after the debacle in Russia and the failure in the Nations League.”

The press is located in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification for Löw, who at the beginning of this month, surprisingly chose the experienced Bayern Munich trio Mats tiny toddlers, Jérôme Now, and Thomas Müller not more to call.

Löw wants a completely different course after the heavy disappointment that Germany had to swallow at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and in the Nations League, which the last year, two times not of Orange won and finally ended in the group to which France belonged.


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Only three world champions on

The new course, that in the Nations League all caution was used, to lie not: from the team who in 2014 became world champion, are now only Manuel Neuer, Matthias Ginter and Toni Duckweed.

In addition, eight of the selected 23 selected players for the duel with Amber still eligible for the youth teams and have only four players with thirty or more international matches played.

The question is how fast Löw are ideal new composition has been found. In the practice duel with Serbia on Wednesday (1-1), he gave relatively unknown players like Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg the chance, just as talents such as Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz.


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‘Die Mannschaft’ could against the Serbs, especially for rest, not convince. In the second half it went better, but that was still not enough to keep the ever critical German media, and supporters – who at peace of the duel in Wolfsburg for a flute concerto cared – for them to win.

“The transformation will take time”, wrote Bild on Saturday. “The question is whether coach Löw that time will also get. In the Johan Cruijff ArenA, following on that question, the first answer is…”

The experiments of Löw mean that Germany is in a phase that the Dutch team already behind him. Coach Ronald Koeman was a year ago in the same situation.

The Germans have as yet no fixed system, remarked Koeman Saturday during his press conference. “They played against us in the Nations League at home with an attacking midfielder, while out with the point backwards played. They also have five men in the back played”, summed he up.


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“It is totally different than in 2018

Löw, who currently has the support of the German football association, showed in the run-up to the matches with Serbia and Orange already know that he is aware of the situation. “We are facing a new era and a new challenge. It is up to me to give the players the feeling that there is full confidence in them,” he said.

“We need to give them the opportunity to develop themselves, and more to take responsibility and they provide solutions when they make mistakes, so that they in the coming months to build trust. It must be totally different than in 2018.”

The netherlands-Germany begins on Sunday evening at 20.45 hours in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The competition is led by the Spanish referee Jesús Gil Manzano.

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