Robben piles pressure on Germany

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben believes Germany will be looking to salvage some pride when both sides meet in a friendly on Wednesday.

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The Germans are currently top of Group C in the European qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but they had a sensational meltdown in their last game as they let a four-goal lead slip to draw 4-4 with Sweden.

While many view this week's round of friendlies as a chance for coaches to blood new players and try out new tactics, Robben, who plies his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, believes Germany will be going all out to make amends.

"They [Germany] are desperate to restore some pride," he told Ons Oranje.

"Germany are definitely under pressure after the 4-4 draw against Sweden, and their fans will be expecting some sort of result."

Die Mannschaft coach Joachim Low admits his side will be looking to end 2012 on a high with a strong showing against the Dutch, who are currently 7th in the FIFA world rankings.

"We want to finish the year on a good note with a win," he said.

"We will strive to win over our fans with a good performance and hopefully the result will match."

Netherlands are currently top of Group D after picking up maximum points from their opening four games.

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