Then everyone will see that we'll come back strong. However, the boost to their morale didn't last long, because the Dutch victory over France 24 hours later doomed the Germans to relegation.
A point against bottom side Germany would ensure the Dutch safe passage to a semi-final showdown with either England, Portugal or Switzerland, and prolong the misery of Joachim Löw's winless ex-world champs who have already suffered their record number of losses for a calendar year.
A dramatic comeback sent the Netherlands to the UEFA Nations League finals after ending Germany's nightmare year with yet more disappointment in a 2-2 draw on Monday.
Dutch winger Quincy Promes had scored their first five minutes earlier, drilling in from the edge of the box.
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'I am a bit disappointed by the result but overall I saw more positives than negatives, ' he said.
"We were punished and that's bitter".
The last five minutes were exciting at both ends but in the 90th minute, Vilhena's cross was met by Virgil van Dijk, who volleyed in the equaliser.
Despite Germany's very bad showing at this summer's World Cup, few people expected them to be relegated from this group with a game left to play.
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Germany needed just nine minutes to land the first blow in the clash of the European heavyweights.
Netherlands looked exhausted from the start and fell behind in the ninth minute when Timo Werner's volley surprised Jasper Cillessen and flew into the bottom corner.
Sane finished an nearly identical move in the 20th, latching onto a deep Toni Kroos pass and drilling in the second goal of the evening with a deflected shot from the edge of the box.
A hamstring injury to Ryan Babbel forced Koeman to reshuffle his attack with Javairo Dilrosun coming on just before the half-time whistle.
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Werner made way for Germany's chief playmaker Marco Reus with 27 minutes left as Loew also introduced the experienced Mueller, but it was not enough to defend the lead.