Wednesday , August 17 2022

Van Dijk welcomed the Dutch draw to win the League of Nations semifinals


<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0m) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8m) Virgil van Dijk (GERMANY) (AFP) – Virgil (Germany), who won a victory in the Netherlands when his 91st minute equalizer fired into the semi-final of the League of Nations after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Germany. van Dijk greeted the Netherlands when his 91st minute equalizer fired into the semi-final of the League of Nations after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Germany.

The point in Gelsenkirchen was enough for the Dutch to advance to the last four at the expense of the French world champions when they finished twice in the last six minutes at a dramatic angle.

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Germany, which led 2: 0 in just 20 minutes through goals of Timo Werner and Leroy Sane, was punished for lack of clinical evaluation in the second half.

Van Dijk said it was "a fantastic feeling" that he would end the top of group one before the European powerhouses of France and the Germans.

"We should all be proud of myself, I know I am," he said after the Dutch had entered England, Switzerland and Portugal in the last four leagues.

"We worked so hard on every game and get rewards for it's fantastic."

After missing a qualification for the Euro 2016 final and this year's World Cup, Van Dijk said the priority was to get Dutch into the Euro2020 final.

"If we can win the League of Nations, it's fantastic, but we all want to make sure that we are at the European Championship and we are doing very well to blow our country," he added.

Dutch coach Ronald Koeman praised his team for turning two of their three late chances into goals.

"It was very difficult for us, the Germans were sharper and faster in the first half," admitted Koeman.

"We were fighting to get back in the second half and push.

"They had a chance that it would end, but the struggle and faith we showed was enough.

"We did not play great football, it was not our best performance, but it was enough.

"No one expected Holland to win the group.

"Of course we did not want to go to league" B ", but the victory in the group was a dream."

– Germans lose chances –

After Germany lost several chances to the other half, coach Joachim Loew was victorious from his inexperienced party.

"This is the price you pay for having a young side, we have to learn to close the game," Loew told Mum Hummels, Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer only three World Cup winners in 2014.

"They risked everything and were rewarded.

"This is a learning experience for us and we will have to analyze our performance in the last 10 minutes.

"We showed in 80 minutes that we were strong and scarcely had a chance to score, which is a lot to our team."

Thomas Mueller has achieved 100 points in Germany as a substitute for the second half, but the future belongs to the German player Manchester Sane, who was extraordinary.

"The result is unpleasant," Sane said.

"We went forward and left the hook.

"We had to score the third goal, then you started the game but it did not work like this."

The second goalman, Werner, who finished the eight-year goal, agreed.

"It's a pity, we've had everything under control until 85 minutes and we could have gone 3-0 up," Werner said.

"In the end, we were not rewarded and everything fell apart again."

Despite the end of the year with a 3-0 victory against Russia last Thursday and a draw with the Dutch, the year 2018 is a nightmare for the Germans.

Over the past 12 months, they have suffered record-breaking six defeats, stepped out of the bottom of their group and were included in Division B of the League of Nations.

Yet Loew, who has a contract until the World Cup in 2022, has retained his job and looks safe until the Euro2020 final.

"It is a very unsatisfactory year after the World Cup did not go the way we wanted it.

"But I feel we are on our way with these players and we will be successful again with this young team."

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