Immediately after kickoff, the orange picked a long ball on Denzel Dumfries, who headed the ball home, enabling Memphis Depay to score 3-2. “They agreed they would, I didn’t say anything. It’s great that it’s going this way,” said Van Gaal, who praised his players for their self-reliance.
The national coach said that this method of construction has been trained. “So Dumfries is the emergency fix. He did it well. Then Memphis scored to equal Huntelaar. Great that everything turned out that way. I think it’s good to see the way we mentally fight back 2-2, by agreeing this together. On Although I also thought we deserved to win. It wasn’t a penalty at all for Wales either. I can’t believe the referee gave it.” Gareth Bale scored the equalizer from 11 meters, but immediately after that forced the orange 3-2.
After the match, the coach of the national team clashed with the head of football Valentgen Driessen at the press conference. The article continues below the video.
Van Gaal thinks his team played better football than on Saturday against Poland (2-2). “We played better in possession, passed the ball better and with better speed. I also saw some cross passes. I said all of that in the match assessment against Poland.”
The national coach was satisfied with striker Vincent Janssen, who returned to Orange after nearly five years of absence. “I think he was a reference point, he showed it. He didn’t score, but he was close. He was involved in the first two goals. I thought he lived up to what I expected of him.”
Orange de Ligt captain: Nice victory after a difficult season
The Orange team achieved a difficult but beautiful victory over Wales (3-2) in the Nations League. Said Captain Matisse de Ligt. “It is great that we are still winning after a very difficult season. We have shown the ‘spirit’ again. We must be happy.”
The fact that the Netherlands squandered a 2-0 lead was less good. De Ligt: “We ran out quickly, but they scored 2-1 too quickly. As a result, maybe a little fear crept into the team. Then we search in vain for the score 3-1, but at the last stage we get a penalty. But we shouldn’t To let it get that far.”
De Ligt thought it was great that the Orange team still won in overtime after Gareth Bale’s goal. „We immediately used the long ball at the last minute, not Dutch actually. Then Memphis Depay also managed to score. That’s amazing.”
Depay match winner: cute how to do it again
Match winner Memphis Depay was proud of how the Dutch team beat Wales (3-2) in the final seconds. “It’s great how we’re still going through with this,” the forward said at NOS. “It says a lot about the team. We want to win. Once again we showed a great mentality.”
In the previous match with Poland (2-2), the orange did not win because Depay missed a penalty before time. “Then we were all disappointed in the dressing room, and now it’s time to celebrate. But this is football. It is all part of it. But it is very good that we are now close to that victory.”
Depay also scored for Van Gaal against Wales
Depay was allowed to fill up for the Dutch national team more than 70 minutes into the match against Wales after Louis van Gaal whispered something in his ear. “He said, ‘Make another one for me,'” the striker said after the winning goal in injury time (3-2). “So I did.”
Depay celebrated his 42nd goal with Orange and thus equalized Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Only Robin van Persie scored more for the Dutch national team. The striker said goodbye to the national team after fifty goals.
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