Koeman wants to have little to say about preparation against Portugal

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Coach Ronald Koeman of the Dutch national team will not yet reveal what the basic team Monday he takes office in the practice game in Switzerland against Portugal.

“I’m here to you not mention their names. It seems to me logical that that’s not what I do,” he said Sunday at his press conference in the Stade de Genève.

Koeman gave Friday after the 0-1 lost friendly confrontation in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam against England already to know that he was against Portugal for a different setup choose.

The successor to Dick Advocaat had at the time, however, to know only that Jasper Cillessen, Jeroen Zoet under the bar replaces.

Sunday, he confirmed to the question of why Georginio Wijnaldum was sitting next to him, however, that the midfielder, in any case, his place in the first eleven reserves.

“I have not made any arrangements with the clubs of the players, so if I want to, I can use the same eleven will play, but I’m not going.”


Koeman looked this weekend, the match against England in his whole back and didn’t think it was so bad as many people did believe.

“And I’m talking about the tactical part. We have almost nothing given away, but, indeed, not very much has been created.”

“Also, We must all remain realistic. We are clearly the best of the world. That is all so for a while. Then you should try to in a different way results.”


Koeman has a high cap of Portugal and especially of star player Cristiano Ronaldo, that his country Friday with two goals in injury time for us to a 2-1 victory at Egypt helped.

“Portugal has a strong team. They play for many years in a fixed formation and always a deny to admire. They have in the person of Ronaldo in addition have one of the best players in the world. He and Lionel Messi can always from the nothing the veschil. Hopefully we get once again as a player.”

The Portuguese national coach Fernando Santos wanted to be at his press conference not to say or Ronaldo against Orange 149e interland will play. “I will put my basisploeg on Friday against Egypt in a couple of places to change,” he said.

Ronaldo is next week, with Real Madrid facing Juventus in the quarter finals of the Champions League, but according to Portuguese journalists, the attacker has no need for rest. He would be against Egypt initially also but playing for an hour. Ronaldo wanted to, however, not to the side because Portugal long achterstond and struck in injury time twice purpose.

Coach Santos confessed that he doesn’t know what of Orange should expect .”A few months ago, but now they have a new coach and they play with new players in a different system,” he said. “But the Netherlands has always had a strong team. That’s why we wanted for the world cup also like them to practice.”


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