“Completely detached” – Germany also defeats the Netherlands

completely detached germany also defeats the netherlands

Status: 27.03.2024 00: 18 Clock

The new European Championship euphoria after the victory in France has found its continuation: the DFB Team also won the Test match against the Netherlands on Tuesday evening (26.03.2024) with 2:1 and showed that it can also put away setbacks and difficult phases.

Sports show Expert Bastian Schweinsteiger took stock immediately after the final whistle: “This was another very important victory against a good Dutch team. The importance of standard situations has been demonstrated once again. All questions that existed before the two internationals can now be answered positively. Of course, the road is not over yet, but the most important thing is that we are back – and that gives me a lot of hope for a great EM.”

Nagelsmann, Kimmich and Füllkrug satisfied

National coach Julian Nagelsmann subsequently told the ARD: “Our will to win was greater in the end. These were two big chunks that we beat, although of course it wasn’t about points yet. But we all have a much better feeling now than in November after the games against Turkey and Austria. We need to preserve this mood now, and the guys need to show good performances in their clubs.”

Joshua Kimmich analyzed: “I didn’t feel like we were breaking after the early goal. We came back, had a difficult period after the break, but in the end the better chances, that’s why the victory is deserved. It has been noticed that the people in Germany are ready to ignite enthusiasm – if we take the first step.”

Winner Niclas Füllkrug told Sportschau: “The substitutes did a good job, that’s the point. You need players on the bench who can give such a game another Turn. But even before that, it was already a very decent game from us. Now we are in a positive mood, and we want to take it with us to the tournament.”

Start blitz this time with the opponent

They also took the fans in Frankfurt on their way home. It was far from optimal, in contrast to the 2-0 on Saturday against the French. The Germans had made a lightning start, Florian Wirtz scored the lead after eight seconds with the fastest international goal in DFB history. This time the game went backwards with lightning speed.

After three minutes, left-back Maximilian Mittelstädt lost the Ball in the forward movement, thus putting the German defense in extreme embarrassment. Jonathan Tah did not get into the decisive duel with Memphis Depay and the Dutch star, who had long since been demoted to Joker at Atlético Madrid, kept the Overview: Depay spooned the Ball perfectly into the back of the attacking Joey Veerman, who left Marc-André ter Stegen no Chance with a volley shot.

Outstanding response from Mittelstädt

The reaction of Mittelstädt, who only played his second international match: outstanding. Without struggling or getting nervous about his blunder, the Stuttgart driver switched gears in the 11th. Bravely entered the attack just before the penalty area, demanded the ball from Jamal Musiala-and chased him to 1:1 under the crossbar. For the first time, the new Major Tom goal anthem sounded-and Germany continued to play completely detached, just as the song by Peter Schilling claims.

The Ball circulated quickly and safely against France, again and again the back pass was avoided and instead the direct way to the Dutch goal was sought. In the 18th century. A goal-oriented combination almost led to success, but captain Ilkay Gündogan failed after a perfect pass from Musiala from close range to “Oranje”Keeper Bart Verbruggen.

Only the wrong footwear annoys

It’s amazing when you briefly recall the past International Year 2023 and the three blatant tournament disappointments in a row: Germany gradually gained more than 70 percent possession of the ball, seemed self-confident and as if the automatisms had long since passed into flesh and blood. Until the break, only the obviously wrong footwear was somewhat annoying and counterproductive for playing out further scoring chances: Musiala in particular, but also Kai Havertz, kept slipping away and losing the balls as a result.

The first 20 minutes after the restart proved that the way to the top of the world is still far from being achieved, despite the promising approaches. The Netherlands now gained a significant preponderance, the DFB Team became more and more passive and no longer got access in the Defensive.

Opportunities for the Netherlands

The lead for” Oranje ” would now have been deserved, but Tijjani Reijnders, Donyell Malen, Memphis Depay and Daley Blind from the best free kick position gave one Chance after another.

Julian Nagelsmann reacted after just under an hour with the substitutions of Chris Führich and Pascal Groß, after which a little more order and offensive drive returned.

Germany is back in the game

Mittelstädt, who had once again suffered a serious defensive loss, tested Verbruggen 20 minutes before the end with a courageous finish. Shortly afterwards, Musiala prevailed, but also did not get the ball past the closing Man of the Netherlands. Eight minutes before the end, Führich almost started the 2:1: but Thomas Müller also found his champion in the outstanding Verbruggen.

But Germany stayed there and were actually allowed to cheer five minutes before the end: after a corner from Toni Kroos, the Ball landed at the substituted Niclas Füllkrug, whose header Verbruggen apparently also scratched away from the line. But the clock of referee Espen Eskås vibrated: thanks to the goal line technique, the goal for 2:1 found its recognition. “Completely detached” was the cheering on the pitch and in the stands afterwards. It is precisely this new weightlessness that the DFB Team now absolutely wants to see until the European Championship from September 14th. Transport June.

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