Frenkie de Jong, celebrating a goal with Netherlands


The transformation of Netherlands to arrive favourite to the Euro 2020

Published:27/02/2020 - 16:32h

Updated:27/02/2020 - 16:32h

The national team of Netherlands has improved since the arrival of Koeman to the bench in 2018, and have also the irruption of young talents like Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt

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Prpers having arrived to the final of the Glass of the World in 2010, there were a lot of hopes for the Low Countries of face to the Eurocopa 2012. However, in place of glory, went out of the phase of groups group without an alone point.

The fears of a decline diminished two years afterwards, when a trip to the semifinals of the Glass of the World included the elimination of the reigning champions, Spain, and only saw them lose in front of Argentina by penaltis.

Really all conjuntó for the bajón of Holland. The three true stars of the previous generation diluted quickly. Wesley Sneijder shined in the Glass of the World of 2010, Robin van Persie reached his beak around 2012 and Arjen Robben was the most brilliant spark of the team in 2014. Any of them could continue surrendering for the orange when they arrived to the 30 years.

After 2014, had to build an entirely new team and the talent simply was not there to form part of this. The approach for the final of 2010, so dirty as it was, at least could descartarse as only. However, in 2014, play rígidamente was the base of the side of Louis go Gaal.

The Low Countries arrived until the last four, but his style on the way consolidated the death of his famous identity futbolística. Between the party by the third place of the World-wide Glass 2014 and the nomination of Ronald Koeman in February of 2018, the Low Countries lost 14 times in 37 parties.

With the arrival of Koeman and a big performance his quotas eurocopa begin to go up integers to be one of the big favourite. What has done Koeman? The team of Koeman ranges in a 4-3-3 with two extremes and mediocampistas that can command in the game.

Confidence, creativity and control in the possession, thanks to the brilliant Virgil go Dijk and to the trio of Daley Blind, Matthijs of Ligt and Frenkie of Jong, educated in Ajax. Afterwards, there is verticality and strength of the wing to backwards with Denzel Dumfries and Quincy Promes in front of him. Wijnaldum Adds more than the same in the centre of the field.

With Memphis Depay leading the line, the team can happen of the defence to the attack quickly and there is individual talent more than sufficient to do a magic goal out of nowhere. Besides, the same 11 players can change the form and the responsibilities completely, as they did it successfully against Germany.

Of Jong, key in the new Holland

The vertebral column of the team also seems complete. Of Jong was the impulse in a team of the Ajax that arrived until the semifinals of the League of Champions the past season and now expects that it was the new key man in the centre of the field of Barcelona in the coming years.

Further of the stars, the rest of the team is solid. Probably the fault of experience can that it was his greater enemy… but in spite of this are big favourites to do something important in the next Euro 2020.

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