Virgil van Dijk regretted Sunday firmly of the late defeat of the Dutch team in their own home against Germany in the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualification. Orange went 2-3 down by a goal in the stoppage time of the second half.
“This is very acid. We were in the first half some searching, but we tackled it in the second half. We had, after our comeback at least a point, but that we have not done…”, sighed Van Dijk in the NIS.
The netherlands was halfway on a 0-2 deficit by goals from Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry, and there seemed to be after peace, thanks to hits by Matthijs de ligt and Memphis Depay a positive result from dragging, but Nico Schulz decided in extremis else.
“They have a lot of movement in the team sit. That is something that we have expected. Our organization was not good. It was with us in the second half, defending much better. We came in the first half not to play football”, says Van Dijk.
“Frenkie was in the second half more in the midfield. They tried him in the first half to convert possession of the ball. That we have in the second half solved. But that’s no good, because we are with empty hands.”
Disappointment among the players of the Dutch national team after the loss against Germany. (Photo: Pro Shots)
“It was just not good enough today’
The netherlands stands by the defeat against Germany on the third place in group C with three points from two matches. The team of coach Ronald Koeman should Northern Ireland (six points) and Germany (three points) above them.
The netherlands resumed only in september the european CHAMPIONSHIPS qualifier, with the return against Germany and plays first in June the final of the Nations League, in which England, the opponent is in the semi-finals.
“It was just not good enough today. And I’m talking especially about the first half. That should be the next time is much, much better”, said Van Dijk.
“No one wants to lose. We must continue to work hard. We knew that we still have a long way to go, and that shows today.”
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