DFB team: Louis van Gaal coach the Netherlands despite positive tests

Bondcoach Louis van Gaal was still talking to Hansi Flick and Co. before he irritated according to the international match against Germany with statements about his Corona status.

On a hit, Louis van Gaal triggered unrest in the stomach of the Johan-Cruyff-Arena. When the Dutch bond coach almost casually dropped that he was still corona-positive, the journalists present were suddenly eager and looked in disbelief.

“I’m still positive, these are resistant phrases of the coronavirus,” said Van Gaal at the press conference after 1: 1 (0: 1) against the Germans on Tuesday evening in Amsterdam. Highly curious, finally, the former success coach of Bayern München had previously encouraged with national coach Hansi Flick, Thomas Müller and the ARD expert Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Actually, the media round had gone to Van Gaals trip to the World Cup draw on Friday (18.00 pm / ARD) in Qatar – which must now fail due to the rules valid in the desert state. “I’m not going to Qatar. That makes no sense,” he said. After his corona infection in the previous week, he could not yet provide the negative PCR test necessary for the entry. But he apparently no longer is contagious.

“I’ve been tested on Monday,” said Van Gaal: “Then you usually get the result on the next day. The doctors say that it remains much longer at a PCR test than in an antigen test.” The latter were again negative at the 70-year-old, in the past week he had been in isolation for a few days. In any case, most corona measures have expired in the Netherlands. Van Gaal’s use on the field of play against Germany was thus the rules.

Nevertheless, Van Gaal is only able to observe the distance from a distance which group opponents will receive his team for the World Cup (21st November to 18 December). His press spokesman, so the coach, will organize “zoom and so”, “that I can pursue everything and comment.” The Dutchlands are, however, as the Germans, only in the pot two and can expect at least a strong opponent. Or hope for the set host. “I think our opponent made of pot will be Qatar,” prophesied van Gaal: “I’m always on my side.”

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