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Marco Reus: We can beat Holland if we work as a team

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Marco Reus believes that the German national team has the quality to win their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers opener against the Netherlands.

The German national football travel to the Netherlands for their opening game of the EURO 2020 qualifiers.

Both teams met twice earlier this season in the UEFA Nations League. Their encounter at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam finished 3-0 in favour of the Dutch national team, with Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum getting their names on the score sheet.

The game in Berlin finished 2-2, as the Germans couldn’t keep a 2-0 lead from the first half.

However, Marco Reus is confident that his teammates have the quality to win the upcoming game on Sunday night.

“If we have the right mindset and work together as a team, then we have every chance of getting a result there,” Reus said, according to FourFourTwo.

“We need to be quick on the counter, stay compact in defence and we have to want it.

“If we do that on the night, then it’s difficult for anyone against us and I’m confident that we will win the game.”

Germany is without Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, who have not been selected by their head coach Joachim Low.

But Marco Reus is ready to take responsibility and carry his national team through the 2020 EURO qualifiers.

“Our aim is to give 100 per cent and we will do all we can to get the three points,” he added

“It’s my job to carry responsibility at club level and I try to do the same here.

“It will take time though as a lot of young players have come into the squad and still need to find their feet. Our goal is to reach the same level we were at.”

Both Germany and Holland are the favourites to qualify for the 2020 EURO, as they are placed in the Group C alongside Northern Ireland, Estonia and Belarus.