Van Dijk a little too laid-back: Koeman
Holland coach challenges Liverpool centre-back to cut out the mistakes
taken to task for conceding the penalty against City.
Said Koeman: “On Monday, when he arrived in our training camp in Zeist, he could see from my face that I was thinking about the foul he made when Liverpool played Man City.
“The tackle cost his team a penalty and Virgil realised that he had made the wrong decision. champions France last month, while Germany drew 0-0 with France at home.
Germany coach Joachim Loew has called in reinforcements for their upcoming matches, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and winger Serge Gnabry covering for injury.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka and Eintracht Frankfurt shot-stopper Kevin Trapp are both sidelined, so Loew has called up Leno and Gnabry for the game against the Dutch and Tuesday’s match against France in Paris, reported AFP.
Like Goretzka and Trapp, wing-back Jonas Hector also sat out Tuesday’s open session, watched by 5,000 fans at Hertha Berlin’s training complex, after playing for second-division club Cologne on Monday.
Loew is already missing key players, with Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus (knee) and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Guendogan (thigh) both sitting out the internationals with minor knocks.
LEAGUE A, GROUP 1
Holland coach Ronald Koeman is disappointed with centre-back Virgil van Dijk (in red), after the Liverpool star conceded a penalty in the clash with Manchester City.