The new coach Ronald Koeman hopes after his first four training duels with the Dutch national team brightness, so that he, in his first competitive international matches at the start of next season no more need to experiment.
“I want the next two competitions and the competitions in may and June to use in order to create clarity for myself, as regards the formation and the selection policy, so we at the first races for the Nations League no more need to try,” said the 54-year-old Koeman on Monday at a press conference in Zeist.
The former trainer of Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord will be Friday in Amsterdam in a friendly match against England debut as head coach. Next week Monday will find Orange European champion in Portugal in Geneva, switzerland. At the end of the season to follow training duels with Slovakia (31 may) and Italy (4 June).
The first competitive international matches under the guidance of Koeman in september, October and november when Orange in the group stage of the Nations League, and plays at home against France and Germany. Therein, among others, fought to get tickets for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020.
“I now have players selected that I ever want to see, both inside and outside the field,” said Koeman, who include five debutants called for the matches against England and Portugal. “We will use Friday and Monday, twice, with the same team play.”
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Koeman insisted that he is not influenced to the 4-3-3 system that the Dutch national team for decades.
“I’m going Tuesday with the players to discuss which system we will play. It is not likely to 4-3-3, although I want to eventually go to a Dutch team that, in multiple ways can play.”
“If that is accompanied with good football, with good football. But the main goal is qualification for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020.”
Koeman was at the beginning of February for four years laid down as the new head coach. The ex-international is the successor to Dick Advocaat, who is with Orange not managed to place for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next summer in Russia, and in november last year in the practice duel with Romania (0-3 win) for the last time sat on the bench at the Dutch team.
The netherlands-England will begin on Friday, at 20.45 hours.