Germany want to end their ‘slap in the face’ year by beating the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen on Monday and preventing the Dutch from reaching the Nations League knock-out phase.
The Netherlands need just a point to qualify for the semifinals after their 2-0 win over France on Friday, which sent Germany down to league B.
But relegated Germany could dash Dutch hopes of topping group A1 with a win in their final game of 2018, which would hand first place and a semifinal berth to France.
After losing 3-0 away to the Dutch last month – one of a record six defeats the Germans have suffered in 2018 – head coach Joachim Loew needs a moral-boosting win as he rebuilds his team in the wake of their World Cup disaster.
“We have a point to prove and will do everything to win this match,” said Loew in Sunday’s press conference.
“It’s a shame for us that we can no longer turn the situation in the group, now we have to learn the right lessons and make the most of a disappointing year.
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