The German U21 national team is in a duel with arch-rivals Holland before reaching the quarter-finals.
With a win, the DFB Juniors also want to take revenge for a spitting attack.
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Germany versus Netherlands -: - (- :-), Saturday, 9 p.m.
The German U21s can move into the quarter-finals with a win - Holland is under pressure.
Memories of past spitting attacks are awakened in the DFB Juniors.
We accompany the explosive duel against the arch rivals in the live ticker.
Szekesfehervar - The German U21 national team will face the Netherlands in the second group match at the European Championship.
The DFB * juniors can already make it into the quarter-finals after the sovereign 3-0 against hosts Hungary.
For the German team, memories of a spitting attack from 2018 come up against Holland.
U21 EM: Germany against Netherlands in the live ticker - does the DFB-Elf make everything clear?
U21 national player Niklas Dorsch expects a hard-fought duel in the second European Championship game against the Netherlands on Saturday.
“The Dutch can be gross, but so can we.
It is important to show that we defend ourselves, that we oppose winning the first duels, ”said the 23-year-old midfielder from the Belgian first division club KAA Gent.
"If we can do that, then I'm sure it will be really difficult for the Dutch." Dorsch was trained as a youth at FC Bayern * and moved to Belgium after two years with the second division Heidenheim before the season started.
The Netherlands were favorites in the group, but are already under pressure after a 1-1 draw against Romania.
The DFB selection by coach Stefan Kuntz *, on the other hand, can make the quarter-finals perfect with another win after the 3-0 opener against Hungary.
“This is of course also a huge opportunity for us,” said Dorsch.
U21 EM: Germany against Netherlands in the live ticker - memories of spitting attacks
Germany against its arch-rivals from Holland has always been an explosive duel.
The negative climax was probably the action of the Dutch defender Frank Rijkaard, who spat on Rudi Völler in the 1990 World Cup round of 16.
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Jordan Teze hit the headlines with his spit attack in a “friendly” match between the U20s and Salih Özcan from Cologne.
Around two and a half years later, the participants face each other again - this time in the group stage of the U21 European Championship.
"We briefly touched upon that, something you don't easily forget," said Dorsch about the scene from 2018 before the upcoming duel against the Netherlands.
In the 2018 U20 test match, there was a spitting attack by the Dutchman Jordan Teze (left) against Germany's Salih Özcan (right).
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U21 EM: Germany against Netherlands in the live ticker - revenge desires among DFB juniors
Dorsch, like his current U21 teammates Özcan, goalkeeper Finn Dahmen and Nico Schlotterbeck, was part of the German squad back then.
"That was very unsportsmanlike and something that doesn't belong in football," said Dorsch.
“You notice that, of course, and Salih in particular is looking forward to the game, I can imagine.” The Dutch sinner Teze from PSV Eindhoven is back in the EM squad and could play against Germany.
Teze was suspended after his attack and apologized afterwards.
The scene is still present in the minds of some German U21 national players.
"We can now take our revenge for this action with a victory," promised Dorsch with a grin.
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