GERMAN COACH PRAISES SQUAD AFTER VICTORY AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS

Germany coach Joachim Low had been under pressure after the dismal display of the national team at the 2018 world cup. The recent relegation from the UEFA Nations League also brought about renewed criticism from the German media.

The recent axing of Bayern Munich stars Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels had not gone down well with the German media who blamed the coach for the way he handled the announcement.

The latest euro qualifier against rivals Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena provided the coach with the perfect opportunity to silence his critics.

Germany raced to a 2-0 lead at half time after goals from Manchester City ace Leroy Sane and Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry. However, The Netherlands rallied after the break and equalised with goals from Teenage sensation December Ligt and Memphis Depay.

The game looked to be heading into a disappointing draw for the Germans but Nico Schulz scored a winner at the death to notch a famous victory.

Low after the game was quick to praise his players for their battle mentality and ability to handle the mental side of the game. According to him his team were the better team in the first half but faltered after halftime. He was pleased that his players were able to secure a vital victory in the race to the Euro 2020 tournament.

The Netherlands would consider themselves unfortunate to come out of the game on the losing side as they played well in the second half. However, they would need to improve on their start to this sort of games as the first half performance was very poor.

The Netherlands have the UEFA Nations League Finals in June and would be hoping that the team regains former before the tournament begins. Meanwhile, Germany next faces Belarus in the next round of Euro 2020 qualifiers.