Team analysis



UEFA Under 19 Championship 2017 - Netherlands Headshots
1Justin Bijlow22/01/1998Goalkeeper90909090 Feyenoord (NED)
2Tristan Dekker27/03/1998Defender909072* VVV-Venlo (NED)
3Robin Zwartjens17/03/1998Defender 9018+ FC Utrecht (NED)
4Armando Obispo05/03/1999Defender909090 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
5Jurich Carolina15/07/1998Defender90909090 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
6Dani De Wit28/01/1998Midfield90909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
7Jay-Roy Grot13/03/1998Forward5+82+66*12+1 NEC Nijmegen (NED)
8Teun Koopmeiners28/02/1998Midfield9085*9090 AZ Alkmaar (NED)
9Joël Piroe02/08/1999Forward908* 3 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
10Ferdi Kadioglu07/10/1999Midfield85*9076*63* NEC Nijmegen (NED)
11Javairo Dilrosun22/06/1998Forward90*9087*90 Manchester City FC (ENG)
12Rodney Kongolo09/01/1998Midfield1+5+90901 Doncaster Rovers (ENG)
13Navajo Bakboord29/01/1999Defender90909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
14Justin Lonwijk21/12/1999Midfield 14+27+ PSV Eindhoven (NED)
15Boy Kemper21/06/1999Defender 90 AFC Ajax (NED)
16Maarten Paes14/05/1998Goalkeeper NEC Nijmegen (NED)
17Che Nunnely04/02/1999Forward80*57*24+78* AFC Ajax (NED)
18Noa Lang17/06/1999Midfield10+33+3+ AFC Ajax (NED)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Maarten Stekelenburg (Netherlands):

In all the different areas: attacking, defending, transitions, we have written down how we want to play, also with video maps, to see how it looks like. Of course that is always progressing. Players get physically better all the time and better prepared for games and I think clubs are doing a lot in fitness and food and nutrition. I have a very disciplined group with me and they look after themselves. Each year the players are getting more professional.

Netherlands team analysis

Netherlands team analysisNetherlands team analysis

• Basic formation 1-4-3-3.
• Good links between the lines.
• Patient, constructive build up from the back with influential goalkeeper Justin Bijlow (1).
• Strong wing play, using the width of the pitch well; both wingers Javairo Dilrosun (11) and Che Nunnely (17) attacking the goal and able to cut in.
• Good in one on one situations, showing good individual technique; effective use of full-backs.
• Comfortable in possession under pressure.
• Joël Piroe (9) an excellent target striker, but injury early in second game ended his tournament prematurely; replacement Ferdi Kadioglu (10) fulfilled deeper role in subsequent games.