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Southgate praises work of Koeman

Ronald Koeman and Gareth Southgate

“The Dutch team is in a similar stage as England; many young, talented players to break through,” he said in response to the draw of the semi finals of the Nations League.

“You can clearly see the influence of Ronald Koeman”, praised the English coach of his Dutch colleague. Koeman and Southgate were also next to each other during the draw in Dublin.

The contest is on Thursday, June 6, played in the Portuguese Guimarães. The other semi-final a day earlier, in Porto, between host country Portugal and Switzerland. The winners play in the final on Sunday 9 June at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto for the cup and the top prize of 6 million euros.

Koeman let us know to look out for the duel with England, that this year finished fourth at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. “Both countries are making a great development. Southgate is doing very well, he fits a lot of young players in his team. That is also the way we think it should be done with the Dutch national team.”

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