Premier League

Dutch defeat of Germany shows that the future is bright

AMSTERDAM (AP) Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman knows that however good a 3-0 victory over 2014 world champion Germany feels, it doesn't mean his young team is where he wants it to be.

But with a crop of promising young players establishing themselves in the team, Saturday's defeat of long-time rival Germany underscored that the future of Dutch football is looking bright after four years in the doldrums.

Three players made their first international appearance for the Netherlands at the Johan Cruyff Arena and none looked out of his depth. Koeman believes they will keep on improving.