Key defender Joris Mathijsen resumed full training with the Netherlands and should be ready for Wednesday's vital European Championship match against Germany.
Even fully fit, the Netherlands defense was always going to be the team's soft spot at the European Championship. Struggling with injury makes it even worse.
The Netherlands' fearsome attack failed to click against Bulgaria and its shaky defense was leaky in an unexpected 2-1 defeat that immediately piled pressure on the team as it prepares for the European Championship.
Spanish club Malaga has reinforced its defense with Dutch international Joris Mathijsen. Malaga announced on Thursday that it has reached a transfer deal with German club Hamburg for the defender. The club said Mathijsen has signed a contract for two years.
Bundesliga side Hamburg will be without injured Dutch defender Joris Mathijsen for Saturday's clash at defending champions Bayern Munich.