Dutch looking for solution to lack of form but also happy to be winning

The Netherlands once more admitted that they had but to impress on the World Cup however midfielder Marten de Roon insisted he and his teammates have been trying to find an answer forward of Saturday’s final 16 conflict towards the US.

The Dutch may need topped Group A however they’ve been criticized for failing to play with any conviction or authority of their opening three video games in Qatar – victories over Senegal and Qatar and a lucky draw towards Ecuador.

“We’re looking out, that’s clear. We hope it will get higher, all of us hope so,” De Roon informed a information convention on Thursday, turning into the newest participant to agree with the critics.

“However the first purpose is to get via to the subsequent spherical. We’re not intentionally enjoying badly right here. Possibly considered one of you has the answer?” he requested reporters.

De Roon was introduced into play alongside Frenkie de Jong of their final recreation towards Qatar the place the Dutch delivered a languid efficiency towards the already-eliminated hosts however did win 2-0 on Tuesday.

“We needed to win the earlier match however now the stress is after all even better. We will’t afford to make any errors now,” the Atalanta midfielder added.

“In fact, we would like to play everybody off the carpet and win 5-0 each time and grow to be world champions, however it’s not that straightforward. Profitable counts on Saturday, however how we do it issues much less. Even when vital via penalty kicks.

“I don’t thoughts turning into a world champion with out having performed match. The optimistic is that we haven’t misplaced. Which will additionally give us the arrogance that it may well solely get higher,” De Roon stated.

Workforce mate Denzel Dumfries stated the Dutch had been doing their homework on their subsequent opponents.

“We’ve analysed them and they’re workforce, they’ve a variety of power. They need to play soccer, need to transfer ahead and placed on stress. That advantages our recreation and definitely fits us,” he stated.


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