Germany promised to help Netherlands: John Heitinga

Netherlands defender John Heitinga has revealed that Germany`s players have promised to help the Oranje by beating Denmark.

Bert van Marwijk’s men have lost their first two games of Euro 2012 and now need to win against Portugal on Sunday and hope the Scandinavians lose to Joachim Low’s side in order to progress.

The Everton centre-half has let it be known that the German players told their Dutch counterparts they will go out to beat Denmark this weekend.

"We can count on Germany. They promised immediately after the match [against Netherlands] to help,” he told reporters.

Despite admitting that getting through to the last eight would now be a tall order, Heitinga feels that his side have the firepower to reach the quarter-finals.

"With two clear goals to score and a need to win against Portugal it will be difficult.

“But form is a snapshot. Tomorrow everything else is irrelevant and we certainly can do it, especially with the strikers at our disposal,” he concluded.

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