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Germany out to dent Dutch dreams after ‘slap in face’ year

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.

( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

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