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Koeman: ‘Italy surprised me against France’

Coach Ronald Koeman picks up Monday night against Italy was a place for midfielder Marten de Roon.

Ronald Koeman

That told the coach Sunday afternoon at the press conference in Turin. “The set-up is not yet known, but the last time we trained had eleven players a jacket. And there was Marten at,” said Koeman. “It is clear how we want to play and how we Italy want to tackle.”

The Italians lost Friday night pretty pathetic WK-ganger France 3-1, but had Koeman surprised. “The way France wanted to fight, I had not expected”, gave the national coach. “But Italy has a lot of new guys in the selection, and in addition, there is a difference between what is on the Italian and on the French side in the front. France is of such a high level.”

Koeman knows that Monday night in Turin opportunities for Orange. “You want them to win and you can win them,” said the coach.

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