Germany lack confidence: Low

Germany manager Joachim Low has said that Germany lack confidence following their 3-0 defeat to Netherlands. Netherlands smacked Germany 3-0 in a Nations League encounter at Amsterdam. Virgil van Dijk gave Netherlands the lead in the 30th minute by scoring his second international goal.

During the final few minutes, Netherlands scored twice. Memphis Depay doubled the lead in the 87th minute before Georginio Wijnaldum added a third.

This was Netherlands’ first win over Germany since November 2002 when Netherlands won 3-1 at Gelsenkirchen. Germany had 21 shots throughout the match but were unable to convert any of them.

Following the match, Germany coach Joachim Low said that his team lacked confidence. This match was Low’s 168th game in charge of Germany which is more than any other manager in Germany’s history. Low said, “It’s not only about converting the chances. We played OK until we conceded and did not use our chances. After conceding, you could see that recent results have led to a lack of confidence.

Why are we not scoring? That’s difficult to answer, we have clear chances. Had we lost 1-0, it would have been acceptable but breaking apart like this in the last 10 minutes is not good.”

Germany’s performances have been extremely subpar since the end of the World Cup qualifiers. This year, Germany have won just three out of their 10 matches. They have lost 5 matches this year which is the most number of matches they have lost in a single year in the 21st century.

Germany next take on France on Tuesday at the Stade de France.

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