Because Orange gets slowly back some color on the cheeks, as decided by coach Ronald Koeman last month after an unpredictable defeat against world champion France (2-1). After two missed final rounds (seems to be the worst of the suffering behind the back.
Orange in the min against Germans
It is not that there is a talented generation with the new Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Robin van Persie and Rafael van der Vaart for the door. But the nineteen-year-old This Is let the heart of the defence of the national team is already harder to beat. And the occurrence of Frenkie de Jong in his first international matches against Peru and France tasted for more. The name Steven Bergwijn is also in the booklets of the scouts of many influential clubs. The attacker of PSV may Saturday against Germany, or next week Tuesday against the Belgians, perhaps, days, like his team-mate Denzel Dumfries and Pablo Rosario and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld Club Brugge.
Maybe there is Saturday in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, however, what is possible for the Oranje against Germany. The world champion of 2014 had to last summer’s global finals in Russia after just three group matches left. Bayern Munich, since year and day, by appointment of the national team, is also not in best do. Last Tuesday escaped the struggling topploeg with a draw against Ajax (1-1) in the Champions League. Germany opened the Nations League last month with a draw against the French (0-0).
Anyone who thinks that the Dutch team is attacking and wants to dominate against the Germans and the Belgians, that has the error. There is really good reason for cautious optimism, but as good is Orange is still far. The realistic coach Koeman is sharpened in the run-up to the start of the qualifier for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020 to a flexible system, in which the opponents as little space as possible is allowed to get. Orange wants from a closed organization to strike. That was done in the spring, even surprisingly good against Portugal (3-0). Even the proud world champion France had the previous month in the second half a bit hard with the Dutch national team.