Frank de Boer is especially happy that the World Cup qualifying match against Gibraltar is over. During the won duel with the dwarf state (0-7), the national coach was especially annoyed by the way the home team tried to disrupt the game of the Dutch national team.
“I am very satisfied with those seven goals. But it is almost anti-football from Gibraltar”, De Boer sighed into the microphone of the US. “Every time someone is almost touched, the whole bank went wild. I was not surprised by it, but it did get a little tired. A goalkeeper who always takes almost a minute over a goal kick … I am happy. that this is over. ”
De Boer saw that the irritations accumulated early at the Orange, which only opened the score in Gibraltar just before half-time via Steven Berghuis. “The first twenty minutes were quite rough. After that we rained the chances together, but the goalkeeper even kept the ball out with his cheek. Then you get more frustrated and frustrated, the boys had that too. You know we are going to go. win, but of course we would not have been satisfied with a 0-2. ”
According to the national coach, Gibraltar’s resistance broke down partly due to his tactical conversion in the break. De Boer brought midfielder Ryan Gravenberch to right back Denzel Dumfries and switched to a system with three defenders and four midfielders.
Ryan Gravenberch came in strongly, according to national coach Frank de Boer.
‘Must win all matches’
“As a result, Steven Berghuis was able to stand on the sidelines and give Ryan good crosses. Denzel has to come and go, there was not enough room for that this time. I had this conversion in my head before the game, but against Latvia the combination went between. Denzel and Steven good. I do not regret that, against this opponent it was quite difficult. ”
De Boer did not want to elaborate too much about Turkey’s loss of points against Latvia, which has narrowed the gap between Orange and the Turks in the World Cup qualifying pool to one point. The Netherlands also has a better goal difference. “We just have to make sure that we win all group matches, even if it will not be very easy.”
The Dutch national team will no longer meet for the time being. The internationals will not gather again until May to prepare for the European Championship, which is scheduled for June and July. The World Cup qualifying series will resume in September with, among others, Norway-Netherlands.
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