Germany, with several casualties against Koeman’s Netherlands

OCT 13, 2018

About four months after the debacle in Russia, Joachim Löw's Mannschaft feels the pressure again. After a goalless draw against France in their debut in the League of Nations, the Teutonic team needs to take away the three points of their visit to Amsterdam today so as not to fear for their continuity in group one of the newly opened continental competition and travel with tranquility to Paris, where the faces of the world champion will meet again on Tuesday. For Löw, who remained in the post after the fiasco mundialista, are approaching key days.The visible head of Germany since 2006 is going through his most difficult moments as coach. A large number of historical as Michael Ballack do not fully understand why he did not take a step back after the disappointment experienced in Russia and miss a generational change in the team that was crowned four years ago in Brazil. Löw, whose image was also damaged after the resignation in extremis of Mesut Özil, is still betting on the Bayern block, very touched by the current crisis that crosses the Bavarian picture.Precisely Koeman, his opponent on the bench tonight, is leading the change cycle that so longed for Dutch football. Pearls like Justin Kluivert, Depay or Matthijs de Ligt return to delude a country that suffered so much after losing consecutively the last European Championship and the last World Cup. He intuits that it could be the perfect night to take another step forward, beating a Germany in crisis, without a killer and reduced in his starting line due to the casualties of Reus, Goretzka and Gündogan.
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