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Orange takes a new start under Ronald Koeman

Under coach Ronald Koeman was next to Ruud Molder (Club Brugge) in the preliminary selection of 33 players will also be space available for the AZ trio Bizot(ex-Genk)-Lift-Weghorst, Bergwijn (PSV), Kluivert (Ajax), Padt (FC Groningen, ex-AA Gent) and Hateboer (Atalanta Bergamo).

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With oefeninterlands against England (on 23 march in the Amsterdam Arena) and Portugal (three days later in Geneva) got the Dutch coach Ronald Koeman (54) an interesting start for me).

There was looking forward to his first pre-selection. Say goodbye to Koeman of record international Wesley Sneijder (33, Al-Gharafa) after 133 games and 31 goals. The coach, on 6 February, officially appointed as successor to Dick Advocaat, also spoke with Arjen Robben (34), but the star player of Bayern Munich maintained its position that are interlandloopbaan is after 96 matches and 37 goals. The times of the so-called ‘big four’ are unofficially over, unless Robin van Persie (34, Feyenoord) a comeback. Because Rafael van der Vaart (35), has long been out of the picture, has troubles with the Danish FC Midtjylland constantly with his fitness and has there on an expiring contract.

Team performance

There is a new start for Orange on the way to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020, especially after the final rounds (of 2016 (EURO) and 2018 (world cup) were missed. New opportunities will follow, also for PSV-captain Marco van Ginkel (passed according to his club due to recent knee problems), with its form struggling Jürgen Locadia (Brighton & Hove Albion) and the an Vincent Janssen (striker for Tottenham) and Frenkie de Jong (midfielder at Ajax).

On 16 march will have ten names to lose weight from the provisional group of 33, with seven newcomers to sit. Goalkeeper Marco Bizot, midfielder, Guus Lift and striker Wout Weghorst include weekly to the superstars in revelation AZ coach John van den Brom. Steven Bergwijn and Justin Kluivert are dribbelkonten, Hans Hateboer goes on the right wing in the Serie A, while Ruud Molder at Feyenoord few opportunities to play gigs and got Koeman, but now gets a chance to the viewer to play.

The new coach selected to form and need. He puts a strong emphasis on the team effort and refuses to pin down to a tactical system. Because Koeman is used to switch between 4-3-3, 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1 or 3-5-2.

Big advantage is that he is focused and calm can build a kind of basiselftal. The really important work begins only about a year, with the EK-kwalificatieduels. After the test against the world cup participants England and Portugal still have to follow oefengaloppen against Slovakia (may), Italy (June) and Belgium (October).

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