Team analysis

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands squad
No.PlayerBornPos.IRLENGITAGSClub
1Justin Bijlow22/01/1998Goalkeeper808080 Feyenoord (NED)
2Giovanni Troupée20/03/1998Defender8025*80 FC Utrecht (NED)
3Timothy Fosu-Mensah02/01/1998Defender808080 Manchester United FC (ENG)
4Mats Knoester19/11/1998Defender 8080 Feyenoord (NED)
5Rick van Drongelen20/12/1998Defender808041* Sparta Rotterdam (NED)
6Reda Boultam03/03/1998Midfield 79*46*1 AFC Ajax (NED)
7Rashaan Fernandes29/07/1998Forward70*18+80 Feyenoord (NED)
8Carel Eiting11/02/1998Midfield8080 AFC Ajax (NED)
9Nigel Robertha13/02/1998Forward60* Feyenoord (NED)
10Teun Bijleveld27/05/1998Forward20+8063* AZ Alkmaar (NED)
11Javairo Dilrosun22/06/1998Forward8062*80 Manchester City FC (ENG)
12Dani de Wit28/01/1998Midfield808080 AFC Ajax (NED)
13Sherel Floranus23/08/1998Defender 1+39+ Sparta Rotterdam (NED)
14Matthijs de Ligt12/08/1999Midfield80 34+ AFC Ajax (NED)
15Mink Peeters28/05/1998Forward60* Real Madrid CF (ESP)
16Thijmen Nijhuis25/07/1998Goalkeeper FC Utrecht (NED)
17Jay-Roy Grot13/03/1998Forward10+8080 NEC Nijmegen (NED)
18Donyell Malen19/01/1999Forward20+55+17+ AFC Ajax (NED)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Maarten Stekelenburg
14/12/56
"The players had to get used to the intensity of the tournament and we tended to start games slowly. We managed to solve the problems we encountered and it was hard to go home undefeated. But, looking back on the three draws, we regret the missed chances, especially against Ireland, whom we were unlucky to meet when they were fresh. We created so much but didn't score – that cost us. You have to take your opportunities."

Netherlands team analysis

Netherlands team analysis

• 4-3-3 the default setting with variations; switch to 3-4-3 v England
• Possession-based combination game with patient build up from back
• Strong individual technique, dribbling skills; comfortable under pressure
• Good diagonal passing to bring wingers, adventurous full-backs into play
• Strong, compact defence with centre-backs able to launch attacks
• High defensive line with keeper covering spaces, building short from back
• Athletic team with fluent movement, determination, tactical maturity