Netherlands Hammer Germany To Increase Pressure On Loew
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Sun 14th October 2018 | 10:00 AM
Amsterdam, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Oct, 2018 ) :Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led the Netherlands to a crushing 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday in the Nations League to ramp up the pressure on German coach Joachim Loew.
This is the first time the Dutch have beaten Germany for 16 years and the comprehensive defeat leaves Loew under increasing pressure to resign after 12 years in charge.
Defeat in Loew's 168th international means Germany are once again last -- this time bottom of Group One in the Nations League.
Van Dijk opened the scoring with a well-taken header after Ryan Babel had headed against the crossbar on 30 minutes.
Earlier Saturday, Munich-based newspaper, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, revealed there is a release clause in Loew's contract, which runs until 2022, allowing either party to end the agreement prematurely.
Loew had promised an improved performance from the Germans.
Yet again, his senior players let him down as the Bayern Munich axis of Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller struggled.
Loew pulled a surprise before kick-off by starting Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane on the bench.
Schalke striker Mark Uth made his debut up front with RB Leipzig winger Timo Werner and Mueller on the flanks.
Germany had their chances as Mueller and then his replacement Sane, who came on for the last half an hour, both fired wide with the goal at their mercy.
Having broken the German defence in the final 10 minutes, Depay hit the net, then the crossbar before Wijnaldum swept in their third goal just before the final whistle.