Netherlands' head coach Ronald Koeman has praised the resilience of his team for continuing to try and find the goals that brought them the win, and said that they deserved the victory.


Germany went ahead in the ninth minute but Netherlands came back with two goals to take the lead before eventually ​winning 4-2. The hosts preferred to sit back and try and hit the Oranje on the counter, but it was not a very successful ploy.


Koeman insisted that the better team won and was happy with the resilience his team showed, especially in the second half, to get the all important win.

"The team that has done the most to win has earned it," Koeman said, according to ​Goal


"The Germans also had a number of good chances, but I found Germany waiting [for opportunities]. We played to win the game more than they did. We kept our patience and while Germany had two good chances after the break, they maybe grew a little tired of closing all the gaps. In the second half they could no longer walk.


"In the first half we were not dangerous, we built it up a bit better in the second half. It turned out well. We have resilience, that's great in this team. We have faith and are at peace," he concluded.


Germany will next play Northern Ireland in a top of the table clash while Netherlands will look to continue their upward trajectory when they face Estonia on Monday and keep in touch with the group leaders.