The debut of Ronald Koeman as coach of the Dutch national team is not a success.
Ronald Koeman during the match.
In Amsterdam went Orange in a moderate duel down against England: 0-1. Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard made after an hour of football the only hit. Monday the Netherlands comes in action. In Geneva than Portugal opponent of the formation of Koeman.
For the rest there was very little in the Arena, where Hans Hateboer made its debut in Orange. The more than 50,000 fans were given virtually no opportunities to see. England, that already after ten minutes Joe Gomez, injured, saw down, as the Orange played frugal and a little creative.
Bas Dost in action.
The best chance was on the Dutch side for Bas Dost. The spit of Sporting Lisbon could be quite head it in, but timede incorrectly causing the ball high up and over sailed. The English had Jordan Henderson just before along gekopt. Memphis Depay tried it with a placed shot, but that was a very easy prey for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
In the second half were the English on a lead. Goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, on Monday, against Portugal on the bench will sit, had the answer in the 59th minute still owe on a shot from Jesse Lingard.
Jesse Lingard opened the score.
With still 25 minutes on the clock decided Koeman a double toggle to apply. Quincy Promes and Dost left the field. The two were respective Davy Pröpper and Ryan Babel in the squad. In the 88th minute allowed Koeman also Wout Weghorst his debut. The striker from AZ came for Stefan the Free. Donny van de Beek replaced Kevin Strootman.
These interventions put little flesh on the bones. Score did Orange not more, making the debut of Koeman ended in a defeat for the team of 78-fold international.
It meant the first defeat against the English since 1996. At the time, humiliated Alan Shearer & co on the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, the Orange of coach Guus Hiddink: 4-1.