Koeman: ‘Players is now more important than fixed basiself’

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Coach Ronald Koeman had already made in his head with several other players to start against Portugal, but that the seven would have been, had the coach of Orange is also not thought of.

Ronald Koeman and his assistant Dwight Lodeweges.

“The matches to sit with Friday and Monday in short succession, in addition, there is a day between and it is for some guys is difficult for two races in such a short time to play”, explained Koeman opposite Fox Sports. “Before, I had the idea that there are five or six other players would come, but there are now seven,” said Koeman. “I’m new and want the boys to see. That’s more important now than working from a fixed basiself. That basiself I want to see in september.”


Tonny Vilhena will start when full. “From my time at Feyenoord, I know that Tonny, that well can fill. In addition, we will play today with three midfielders to be more in our game. That was Friday, not good. Donny van de Beek and Georginio Wijnaldum have depth, while Davy Pröpper hold on to the ball. That’s what I want tonight.”


The coach does not exclude that after Hans Hateboer and Wout Weghorst against Portugal also has a number of players debut. “That is still in the planning, but you never know how an evening progresses,” said Koeman, goalkeeper Marco Bizot, midfielder, Guus Lift and attacker Justin Kluivert their first cap.

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