Memphis Depay enjoyed Thursday night with the fullest of Orange in the EK-kwalificatieduel with White-Russia (4-0). The attacker scored twice, provided the other hits the assist, and said end of one of his better competitions in his career.
“It was a great night and certainly in terms of statisteken one of my better. Nice to be with all of the goals involved,” said the 25-year-old Memphis, who just for a time close to his third hit was.
“I was really looking for the hattrick, but unfortunately I don’t. But good, that I’ll save for another time.”
Good game and activity is in accordance with Memphis, who by his club Olympique Lyon at the bank has dropped, partly due to the atmosphere at Orange.
“It is on and off the field at Orange. That began Monday, when we had to report in Zeist. We were happy to see each other again, talk a lot, have fun and see you in the field back. The passion radiates from. It’s also nice that I have many balls of Frenkie de Jong get. He was me still looking like Gini Wijnaldum. That is good.”
Joy at Memphis after the 1-0 (Photo: ProShots)
“This wonderful feeling, we must hold,”
That soon made it 1-0 for the Netherlands, came the fun will also benefit, says Memphis, who after fifty seconds is accurate. “Before the field came up, we said to each other that we are directly looking had to score a goal. And that worked. The head start gave it a boost and see where that leads.”
Via a goal from Wijnaldum, a unused penalty of Memphis and a brilliant header from Virgil van Dijk was ultimately a 4-0 lead, leaving Orange with a good feeling may work to the kwalificatiekraker of Sunday in the Johan Cruijff ArenA against Germany.
“This wonderful feeling we have to keep to” realize, all of Memphis. “But we have to remain critical. Especially after the 2-0 we were at times sloppy and that may be against Germany, not going to happen. Then we have ninety minutes sharp.”
The netherlands against Germany begins Sunday at 20.45 hours in the ArenA. For the Germans, who on Wednesday in a practice game with 1-1 gelijkspeelden against Serbia, it’s only the first game in group C.
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