New and Gnabry – a losing battle


Germany must accept against the Netherlands, a defeat. National coach Löw experienced disappointments on the court and can only rely on a few players – Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry.

Visibly annoyed and a little perplexed looked at Manuel Neuer in the 79. Minute his front people. The Dutch striker Donyell Paint had just reached the preliminary decision by the end of third goal for the guests. “We played below our possibilities. Over 90 minutes, Holland was the better team,” said Joachim Löw after the game in RTL. The 2:4-final score was therefore the logical end point of a from the German point of view disappointing Evening.

The reasons for the first home defeat in a qualifying game since 2007, are at Hand. Some players remained on this evening, among your possibilities. Timo Werner, in the Bundesliga so far, with brilliant performances, disappointed in his offensive winger. Defence Niklas Süle, Jonathan Tah and Matthias Ginter was in the crucial situations, not focused enough. “As errors happen, must not happen to us against Holland,” said Löw. “But the quality defects of it are not.”

Rays of light divide into two team

Probably the most frustrating evening, Manuel Neuer was in goal for the DFB-Eleven. The showed a good performance and defused again and again the dangerous Attempts of the Dutch attackers. All four goals not to blame met the 33-Year-old. After almost an hour of honor, the Fans in the Hamburg stadium, the performance of the DFB-captain with “Manuel Neuer”-chants.

Serge Gnabry (left) is one of the few bright spots in the defeat against the Netherlands

Something similar happened to Serge Gnabry, who brought the German team after only nine minutes. In virtually any dangerous action in Munich was involved in offensive man, but was also on the defensive always. His eighth goal in the ninth game proves how important he is to the Team. Accordingly, Löw had given the 24-Year-old is already ahead of the game a “permanent” use warranty. “Gnabry plays with me always”, said the coach, adding: “He has pace, scoring chances, and is for the difficult opponent.”

A damper at the right time

After last three Victories in the qualifying, the newly formed German Team suffered the first defeat. A damper at the right time? Löw at least not want to hang the game high, and now hopes on the experience of its veterans. “Toni Kroos or even New have experienced such situations ever,” the 59-Year-old. These players are now to build up the young team-mates again. Löw was confident that the national team against Northern Ireland will show on Monday and again a different face. Sure, with Gnabry and New, were able to act on this morning, only to lost Items.