Ronald Koeman was Thursday night mostly satisfied with the convincing victory of Orange on White-Russia (4-0), but the year coach frustrated the way his team was going to play after the lightning-fast opening goal.
Memphis Depay drew after fifty seconds for the 1-0 in The Cockpit after fumbling in the back of White-Russia. It was Orange on the desired early opening goal to tackle, but Koeman was not to talk about the game what his team then showed.
“After the 1-0 I thought it was nonchalant. I saw more hakjes than I have in years with the Dutch national team have seen”, said Koeman after the first EK-kwalificatieduel of Orange in conversation with the NIS.
“If you’re so fast, the first hit, then you need to understand disciplined to continue to play. That is an aspect that we apparently have not yet mastered. The beginning was perfect, but then play through as we enter the second half did. In the final stage of the first half and throughout the second half we have again done well.”
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‘Memphis is a great player’
In the 21st minute made Orange there 2-0 through Georginio Wijnaldum, after which the home team the margin of peace further afield. Luminary Memphis redeemed in the 55th minute on a penalty kick and four minutes before time, the declarant in the 4-0 Virgil van Dijk.
“Memphis is a great player,” said a praising Koeman about the 25-year-old attacker, who with Olympique Lyon in the last few weeks can’t count on goals. “If he is free, and the confidence to feel he is an important pawn in this team. He proves that tonight.”
Koeman got in the second half still a disappointment to process after Kenny Tete a minute after subbing a hamstring injury suffered. Koeman had already been three bills introduced, and, therefore, had Orange the last twenty minutes with a man less play.
“I heard from the doctor that Denzel Dumfries suffered from the groin and then shot it directly at Kenny. It is in there that I still play on the go call”, referred Koeman to the duel with Germany on Sunday in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. “I think of Hans Hateboer or Daryl Janmaat, one of those two.”
The subbing of Tete was of short duration (Photo: Pro Shots)
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