Netherlands – Germany: Germany’s change of style looks worse and worse (3-0)

Germany were the better team for large spells in this match. The fact they conceded from a set piece and again failed to convert their chances meant the Netherlands got a relatively easy 3-0 win. Why Joachim Löw will have to go back to the drawing board once more.

Germany and the Netherlands are both countries that do not want to be reminded of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Netherlands missed the tournament altogether, the biggest problem during qualification being a chronic misinterpretation of the Dutch philosophy. The Dutch national team was mostly . . .

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Erik Elias (24) is co-founder and Head Editor of Between the Posts. Dutch, so admires Johan Cruijff and his football principles, but enjoys writing about other styles too. After six years of coaching youth football in the Netherlands, it's now time to focus on journalism. Communication student, graduating this year. Anchor of ‘De Voetbalpodcast', weekly Dutch football podcast. [ View all posts ]


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