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Euro 2020 qualifiers: Joachim Low demands Germany reaction in Belfast after Dutch defeat

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Joachim Low demands Germany reaction in Belfast after Dutch defeat

Germany boss Joachim Low has demanded a reaction from his side against Northern Ireland on Monday after their home defeat by the Netherlands on Friday.

The Dutch team’s 4-2 win in Hamburg kept Northern Ireland top of Group C in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign going into Monday’s game at Windsor Park.

“We need to approach the game in such a way that we leave the pitch as winners,” said the Germany boss.

“I am sure that we will see a reaction on Monday.”

Borussia Dortmund full-back Nico Schulz has been ruled out of the game in Belfast because of a foot injury after playing in Friday’s defeat.

German squad overhauled after dismal World Cup

Germany had just begun to find their feet after a long period of recovery from their disastrous campaign at last year’s World Cup.

The group stage exit in Russia prompted a major generational overhaul, and after three wins in a row in 2019, Low’s new-look young team were full of confidence before Friday’s game.

Victory would have put the Germans nine points clear of the Dutch and on the brink of automatic qualification.

Instead, they now find themselves only three points ahead of their neighbours, having played a game more.

“We will need to pick the young players up a bit and give them the feeling that they can be stronger,” added the Germany boss.

 

Germany boss Joachim Low has demanded a reaction from his side against Northern Ireland on Monday after their home defeat by the Netherlands on Friday.

The Dutch team’s 4-2 win in Hamburg kept Northern Ireland top of Group C in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign going into Monday’s game at Windsor Park.

“We need to approach the game in such a way that we leave the pitch as winners,” said the Germany boss.

“I am sure that we will see a reaction on Monday.”

Borussia Dortmund full-back Nico Schulz has been ruled out of the game in Belfast because of a foot injury after playing in Friday’s defeat.

German squad overhauled after dismal World Cup

Germany had just begun to find their feet after a long period of recovery from their disastrous campaign at last year’s World Cup.

The group stage exit in Russia prompted a major generational overhaul, and after three wins in a row in 2019, Low’s new-look young team were full of confidence before Friday’s game.

Victory would have put the Germans nine points clear of the Dutch and on the brink of automatic qualification.

Instead, they now find themselves only three points ahead of their neighbours, having played a game more.

“We will need to pick the young players up a bit and give them the feeling that they can be stronger,” added the Germany boss.

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