The women’s national teams of Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium have come together for what is being called the “Three Nations. One Goal.” tournament during the upcoming international break. The three nations are submitting a joint bid in order to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Sydney Lohmann spoke with the DFB’s website about the upcoming games and was pretty blunt in her expectations:
Quite simply, two wins. They will be two good games against interesting opponents. Holland have a lot of pace and a number of talented individuals – Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema are both world-class players. They didn’t win the EUROs and reach the World Cup final by chance. I’ve never played against Belgium, but they won their qualifying group for the next EUROs, so we can’t underestimate them. We’re all excited for these two tests.
While the 20-year-old has been incredibly impressive in the middle of the field for Bayern so far in their perfect run to start the season, she was deployed at left-back in her last national team cap by head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. “I prefer to play in the middle, that’s where I feel most at home,” Lohmann said. “I did play at full-back now and again in my youth, so I enjoy it there too.”
But, Lohmann is still a young player learning her craft, and playing different positions for your club and national team isn’t completely abnormal. Just ask David Alaba or Crystal Dunn.
In bad news for Bayern, Lina Magull left the national team camp to return to Munich early after picking up an injury in training. She suffered a muscular injury, but more information is not available at this time.
Germany will host Belgium in Aachen on February 21 and will travel to Venlo to take on the Netherlands on February 24.