The four recently past German Dutch Duelle 2018 and 2019 were each a spectacle with many goals and only a German victory. “I can not remember myself well anymore, but there were open games, great games,” said Virgil Van Dijk, Captain of the Elftal before the latest edition this Tuesday from 20.45.
- “Unfortunately not the greatest possible challenge”
- Van Gaal and Müller, a special relationship
- The bond coach breaks tactically up to date with the tradition
A game of that remained in memory of the defense chief: “I can remember this game of Nations League because of the gate I’ve achieved, but hopefully we will collect and win less goals.” In November 2018, Van Dijk in Gelsenkirchen after a 2-0 lead in Germany by Werner (9th) and Sané (20th) with his Dutch teammate Promes (85th) still provided for the 2-2 compensation in which Renewal. However, he did not want to remember Germany’s only victory last against the neighbors, as on Tuesday in Amsterdam, as Nico Schulz in the 90th minute marked the winner for Germany to 3: 2.
I would set up Müller if I were Hansi Flick. Because he will be thawed when he has to play against me.
Louis van Gaal (70)
“Unfortunately not the greatest possible challenge”
Bondcoach Louis van Gaal would not want to look at this game again, there are too many differences between that time and today’s test match. That, among other parts of the German defense (Hummels to Corona, Slee for Muscle FaserRiss) and the Midfield can not participate (Wirtz for cruciate ligament, Goretzka after hip injury, Kimmich because of birth of his child and reus after cold and horse kiss), van Gaal clearly disclaims: ” Many players in Germany have injured themselves. That’s a pity, because we have decided because of the challenge for Germany, but unfortunately that is not the greatest challenge. “
Van Gaal and Müller, a special relationship
In memory, however, the bond coach seems to have a former protégé. From 2009 to 2011 the Dutchman coaches the FC Bayern Munich and made Thomas Müller a great name in world football. “He was in the second team when I came to Bavaria Munich. I just had to choose Thomas Müller and Holger Badstuber. And then they have a fantastic career,” said Van Gaal and also Müller himself found a few days ago of benevolent words His former coach: “I actually look forward to recovering him personally and to change with him a few words. (…) Van Gaal has not only a permanent impression despite his somewhat shorter term in the FC Bayern Munich, but generally in the Bundesliga leave behind.”
His former coach also found praising words, “He is such a fantastic player and can shoot goals anytime. He is a number 10 that clever defends. This is an ideal player for a coach. That he has done so long, says something about him. “
Van Gaal also had a tip for his coach colleague, “I would set up Müller if I were Hansi Flick, because he will be thawed when he has to play against me.” Flick in turn also found a few minutes later on his press conference also great words for the Dutch: “I have talked about him with many people and heard almost positives, all of them got into raptures. Therefore, I’m looking forward to seeing him.”
The bond coach breaks tactically up to date with the tradition
In order not only to face Germany but also the upcoming opponents at the World Cup in Qatar Saddle Festival, the 70-year-old decisions for a system change – instead of traditional 4-3-3 he left a threesome or threesome on Saturday against Denmark (4: 2), Play fiffer chain. “One of my impressions from the game against Denmark is that we should practice more pressure on the ball and then you have to agree to each other.” Thus, the distance between the teams should never be more than ten meters.
My theory is that we can play so best, but in practice it can look different. But unfortunately I have always right.
Louis van Gaal
What changed with the new system for Van Dijk, who started Denmark as a central part of the triple chain? “Run much more. Other things will be asked, it’s getting used to, but I like it. Hopefully we can do well and see it as a good option for the World Cup.”
At the end of the end, Van Gaal got a saying in a typical manner when he was asked for his new tactical basic alignment: “You always stay faithful. (…) Now is the time to introduce a new system, but that does not mean That we will play at the World Cup. My theory is that we can play so best, but in practice it can look different. But unfortunately I am always right. “