Van Dijk a lit­tle too laid-back: Koe­man

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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

PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

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