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Germany v Holland - Preview and possible lineups

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Germany v Holland - Preview and possible lineups

Tom Devlin by Tom Devlin @rfutbol - 0 1,787

We take a look ahead to the Nations League game between Germany and Holland in Gelsenkirchen.

Germany: Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Marco Reus are all expected to return to the side. Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane are also expected to start following strong displays against Russia. 

Holland: There are no new injury problems for the Dutch, and Koeman is widely expected to start with the same lineup which beat France. 

Löw: We have a point to prove and will do everything to win this match. It's a shame for us that we can no longer turn the situation in the group, now we have to learn the right lessons and make the most of a disappointing year. We want to sign off with another strong performances to prove we are on the right track. We have been one of the most consistent teams over the last 10 years - this year was a real slap in the face, which was disappointing, but now it goes on. At the World Cup, our game lacked momentum and the killer instinct, we played too wide and we must focus more on attacking the opponents goal. We are on the right path, but we must continue to improve.

Koeman:  I don't think it's reasonable to see us as the favourites. [When] France [played] against Germany, Germany was the better team. When Germany played us, many said they were the better team. Playing against Germany is much tougher than against France for us, because France are more patient then Germany. I don't think Germany have to panic. They still play good games, although the World Cup was not so good, in the Nations League they could have won some games. They still have a lot of talent but transition takes time. I understand it's hard for [the] Germans because they are, even more than us, used to winning a lot.

Did you know?

These two sides first played each other in 1910.

A draw will be enough to send Holland through to the final four as group winners. 

Score prediction: 1-1

Germany possible XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Hummels, Ginter, Hector, Kroos, Goretzka, Gnabry, Sane, Reus, Werner

Holland possible XI: Cillesen, Dumfries, de Ligt, van Dijk, Blind, de Roon, de Jong, Wijnaldum, Bergwijn, Babel, Depay

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