Team analysis

Netherlands

Netherlands

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No.PlayerBornPos.RUSGERESPGSClub
1Joël Drommel16/11/1996Goalkeeper909090 FC Twente (NED)
2Leroy Owusu13/08/1996Defender58* 90 AFC Ajax (NED)
3Terry Lartey Sanniez10/08/1996Defender909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
4Damon Mirani13/05/1996Defender909078* AFC Ajax (NED)
5Kenneth Paal24/06/1997Midfield9090 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
6Laros Duarte28/02/1997Midfield9066* PSV Eindhoven (NED)
7Issa Kallon03/01/1996Forward29+77*90 FC Utrecht (NED)
8Abdelhak Nouri02/04/1997Midfield79*88*90 AFC Ajax (NED)
9Pelle van Amersfoort01/04/1996Forward9090902 sc Heerenveen (NED)
10Frenkie de Jong12/05/1997Midfield909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
11Bilal Ould-Chikh28/07/1997Forward61*9045* FC Twente (NED)
12Gervane Kastaneer09/06/1996Forward 13+12+ ADO Den Haag (NED)
13Julian Lelieveld24/11/1997Defender 90
14Tarik Kada26/05/1996Forward90 45+ sc Heerenveen (NED)
15Augustine Loof01/01/1996Defender32+9045+ FC Eindhoven (NED)
16Yanick van Osch24/03/1997Goalkeeper
17Thomas Ouwejan30/09/1996Midfield11+24+45* AZ Alkmaar (NED)
18Michel Vlap02/06/1997Midfield 2+ sc Heerenveen (NED)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Aron Winter

Coach Aron Winter
01/03/67
"There were times when we didn't play as we would have wanted, such as the first halves against Germany and Spain, but when we took the initiative we were able to control games. Overall, we played a good tournament – our main mistake was letting in a goal with a minute to go against Germany. It was a very tough group and everybody won four points. With the players that we had – a lot of younger players who could be back next year – I feel that we did well."

Netherlands team analysis

Netherlands team analysis

• Classic Dutch 1-4-3-3 with single screening midfielder; 4-5-1 defence
• Possession-based game based on technique, intelligent positional play
• Patient passing in back, central areas with sudden upfield switches to flanks
• Two fast, skilful wingers; Van Amersfoort good target striker holding ball up
• Strong, athletic back four; Duarte holding midfielder; Nouri the creator
• Immediate pressing to regain ball; if not, emphasis on ball-winning in midfield
• Young side but tactically mature with good reading of game