Barnifield The Netherlands now has nearly 17 million national coaches. In this section, the “Best Barnefield National Coaches” have their say. Today Hugo van Woudenberg (42) of Barneveld, coach of korfball Dindoa club.
What would you do differently as a national coach than Frank de Boer?
I would also play with two forwards, but then with Donyell Malen and Memphis Depay and not with Wout Weghorst. Plus, I had kept Jasper Cillessen in check. He could also have been in the starting lineup. I think he is the best goalkeeper.
What do you expect from the Dutch national team in the European Championship 2020?
very Difficult. I don’t feel good. Holland has some great players, but I don’t rate them highly. Sunday was a good fun game. The lead was delivered quickly and easily. If you don’t continue with this group, there will be nothing again. I don’t think this is a problem though. I think Orange can reach the quarter-finals and with a bit of luck maybe also the semi-finals. But the European title seems too much to me.
Who is your favorite Orange player?
Actually Virgil van Dijk. I think he’s an incredibly good football player. In addition, he is sympathetic and has the natural appearance of a true leader. I am also a fan of Georginio Wijnaldum. He is always nice and friendly. I haven’t heard anything negative about him.
Who is the player you are missing from the Netherlands squad?
Jasper Cillessen, of course. Other than that, I think it’s a logical choice. I haven’t discovered any crazy things.
What is your expectation from the Netherlands-Austria match?
I think the Netherlands is the strongest on paper. If the Netherlands wins, they have already made it to the next round. But I expect the match to end in a 1-1 draw. I’m afraid there is a great deal of decay in the team. I hope they become more stable. After a good performance against Ukraine, it could now be a little lower. That’s why I think it will be 1-1.
What is your squad for the next Orange match?
I was going to play Stekelenburg on goal. In defense, Matthijs de Ligt returns and forms the middle with Stefan de Vrij. Denzel Dumfries and Daley Blind are their backs. In the midfield are Frenkie de Jong, Wijnaldum, Ryan Gravenburch and Stephen Burgess. In the attack I chose Malin and Depay.
Who will become the European Champion and who are the other three title favorites.
I think France is the strongest, but things don’t seem to be going well there internally. Germany is also my favourite. I see Portugal and England as the biggest outsiders.
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