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Dost and Orange was never a happy marriage

Bas Dost and the Dutch national team was never a happy combination. Which led the striker to already at the age of 28 to a point behind his career as international.

Bas Dost looks sour in his last international match against England.

The born Drent came through FC Emmen and Heracles Almelo in the summer of 2010 ended up at SC Heerenveen, where he after thirteen goals in his debut year a season later that really came loose. With Luciano Narsingh and Oussama Assaidi on the flanks and Filip Djuricic behind him as a playmaker he found as many as 32 time goal and became the top scorer of the Eredivisie.

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Dost forced thereby a transfer to the German VfL Wolfsburg and was run by national coach Louis van Gaal selected for the friendly against Belgium in August 2012. It was the first match of Van Gaal in his second term as coach of the Orange, but Dost got no minutes. In four years at VfL Wolfsburg came Dost to 36 goals, after which he in the summer of 2016 to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal moved.

Debut under Hiddink

Then had the striker his debut in Orange have already been made. Under Guus Hiddink came Dost on march 28, 2015 as a substitute within the lines in the EK-kwalificatieduel with Turkey, in which Orange was 1-1. Later that year came Dost three times in action for the Orange, including during the 2-3 thuisnederlaag against the Czech republic, which the Dutch team is definitely not qualified for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016.

A month later, the attacker of the former coach, Danny Blind are first starting in the practice duel with Wales. Dost scored and Orange won, 3-2. Blind took leave of accredited Orange-strikers like Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Robin van Persie, but Dost was surpassed by Vincent Janssen. The attacker developed komeetachtig at AZ and was among Blind first pointed at Orange.

Slump in Bulgaria

In the moments that Dost his chance, he picked up that are not. In november 2016, he could be on a visit to Luxembourg despite the 3-1 win is not convincing as aanvalsleider, and in march 2017 he went with Orange in the malaise during the lost world cup-kwalificatieduel (2-0) in Bulgaria. That defeat turned out to be essential for missing out on the playoffs for placement for the final round of the world cup 2018.

During the first race of that cycle, the uitduel in Sweden, it seemed Dost is as a substitute shortly before time to matchwinnaar to crowns by koppend to score. That hit, however, was because of an alleged violation disapproved, making Orange 1-1 remained stuck against the team who eventually had to let go in the group. Symbolic for the relationship between Dost and the Dutch national team…

Bad feeling

Under Ronald Koeman was Dost at the end of last month, the chance in his first match as basisspeler against England, but even there he could not convince. Orange lost with 0-1 and Dost got his basic three days later lost to Ryan Babel, who against Portugal, however accurate it was, and won (3-0) with Orange. The feeling that Dost the days when the Dutch national team again, it was so bad that the striker felt compelled his career with the Dutch national team to be stopped early.

At the age of 28, with only eighteen duels, one hit and two failed qualifying races to his name.

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