Huntelaar targets German revenge

Holland striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is eager to avenge the 3-0 defeat Germany handed them at this summer's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

The Dutchman comes up against a familiar face.

The Dutch were comprehensively beaten by Joachim Low's side in a friendly back in November after goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose and Mesut Ozil.

And both sides are set for a rematch on June 13 after they were drawn together in Euro 2012 Group B, along with Portugal and Denmark.

Despite the fact that Holland are currently second in the world rankings, behind only Spain, Huntelaar is under no illusions that Germany will be a huge threat to their title aspirations in the summer.

"We want to become European champions," Huntelaar told Bild. "Therefore, we must get past the Germans.

"Although there are two more teams in our group, I want to win against Germany."

And the striker, who plies his trade in Germany with Schalke, believes the Dutch had learned lessons from November's loss.

"The defeat in November was so painful," Huntelaar added.

"That was not a nice feeling and should not be repeated. But we have learned."

Turning his attentions to club football, the 28-year-old spoke of his ambition to do well on a personal level, and also believed Schalke were capable of winning silverware this season.

"I always want to win everything! My goals are to be the Bundesliga top scorer and to win the Europa League.

"And even if [Bundesliga leaders] Bayern [Munich] are a very good team - if you consider, Schalke are just three points behind them at the winter break, we can make up for those three points in the second half of the season."

Schalke return to Bundesliga action on January 21 when they entertain Stuttgart.



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