Team analysis



Netherlands Heads and Teams - UEFA European Under-19 Championship
1Mickey van der Hart13/06/1994Goalkeeper909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
2Kenny Tete09/10/1995Defender909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
3Sven van Beek28/07/1994Defender9090 Feyenoord (NED)
4Terence Kongolo14/02/1994Defender909090 Feyenoord (NED)
5Lucas Woudenberg25/04/1994Defender909090 Feyenoord (NED)
6Michael Chacon11/04/1994Midfield909022+ sc Heerenveen (NED)
7Bilal Başacıkoğlu26/03/1995Forward909090 sc Heerenveen (NED)
8Yassine Ayoub06/03/1994Midfield90*68*90 FC Utrecht (NED)
9Anass Achahbar13/01/1994Forward86*79*903 Feyenoord (NED)
10Mimoun Mahi13/03/1994Forward9087*68* Sparta Rotterdam (NED)
11Brahim Darri14/09/1994Forward61*22+ Vitesse (NED)
12Danzell Gravenberch13/02/1994Defender4+11+90 AFC Ajax (NED)
13Wesley Hoedt02/01/1900Defender AZ Alkmaar (NED)
14Huseyin Dogan22/01/1994Midfield1+3+ Sparta Rotterdam (NED)
15Clint Leemans15/09/1995Defender 901 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
16Nick Olij01/08/1995Goalkeeper AZ Alkmaar (NED)
17Rai Vloet08/05/1995Midfield29+90902 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
18Roy Talsma31/08/1994Forward Vitesse (NED)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Wim van Zwam
We bowed out with our best performance. We matched [Spain] for about 70 minutes, but then it was over for us. I am very proud of my players for producing this performance. It was a beautiful match between two teams who played the way the game should be played. Nobody was satisfied with the Portugal game; we did a bad job that day. Although we scored five goals in the tournament, we conceded nine which is too many. Of course we are disappointed now but our aim was to go home with our heads held high, having showed we could play good football.

Netherlands team analysis

Netherlands team analysis

• General playing system: 4-2-3-1

• Disciplined, well-organised defence, with diagonal passes opening up the game: Sven van Beek (No3) and Terence Kongolo (No4)

• Patient build-up out of defence through midfield

• Good dribbling, ball control under pressure, precise long passes forward – Yassine Ayoub (No8)

• Good switching of play – Kongolo and Ayoub

• High pressing

• Incisive wing play – Bilal Basacikoglu (No7)

• Strong at heading from their own set pieces – Rai Vloet (No17)

• Experience and calmness