Dutch coach Ronald Koeman is after the group stage of the world cup in Russia to some important conclusions. And even though Orange failed to qualify for the world cup, he is not impressed…
“What I see confirms me even more in the choice that we have made with Orange,” he said in the Algemeen Dagblad. “The way of play – compact, three-man central in the back and the front speed to the spaces to exploit – is for now the right way. So you can the lack of individual qualities yet have a lot to compensate.”
According to Koeman, which is currently on Mallorca staying for the marriage of his daughter, are the differences between the countries become smaller. “Everyone can now be a good organization to drop and good defense. Not 60 minutes, but 80, 85 minutes. When you see how Sweden with limited resources, the world champion to the abyss brought. And how Iran did that with Portugal, then I’m confident that Orange had not a bad figure beaten at this world cup. Absolutely not.”
The netherlands succeeded during the world cup qualifiers are not for Russia. Our neighbors had in qualifying group A France as well as Sweden voorlaten. It is – after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2016 – for the second major tournament in a row that the Dutch pass to let go.