“A good win with good football. Everyone was good today,” he said in front of the cameras NOS† “Steven Bergwijn in particular was excellent, they couldn’t control it. But also Steven Bergwijs and Frenkie de Jong. Indeed, I can be positive about everyone. It was a great team performance.”
Van Dijk was particularly excited about the way the team operates without the ball. “We did an excellent job, forcing them to make mistakes and scoring good goals.” Taking 0-2 as an example. “Klassen puts in a good midfield intervention and then immediately a deep pass from Bergwiss on Memphis.”
The Dutch national team will play twice against Wales and once against Poland in the next eleven days, but the captain will not be there. “It’s time to recover. I’m going on holiday now and the rest can get ready for the Wales game.”
satisfied with the wood
Jurriën Timber was completely satisfied with his game. “I think we did really well as a team,” he said after his seventh international game. “so do i.”
Timbers knew already at the start of the week that he could start against the Belgians. National team coach Louis van Gaal would like to see several players in action in the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar. He already knows what he has in Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de Ligt. That’s why 20-year-old Timber was given a place to start the first match in the Nations League.
Apparently, Timber called his family quickly when he heard about the starting point. His mother was also in the main stand of the King Baudouin Stadium. She was wearing an orange shirt with her son’s number 2, number 2.
He played hard in the woods and at times pushed the Belgian strikers into their own half. “That’s the order I received from the national coach,” he said. “Sometimes it can feel weird if you go that far.”
Timber will soon have to decide whether to stay with Ajax or leave for Manchester United or another European club. He hasn’t made a decision yet. But Daley Blind gave him some well-meaning advice after his duel with the Belgians. “Let him stay with us,” said the champion’s left defender from Amsterdam. “I have no influence on his choice, but we would love to stay with him. Ajax should do their best to keep him. He is a good boy who wants to get better every day.”
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