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Strootman: “Great pressure at Orange completely to ourselves to thank

Strootman: “Great pressure at Orange completely to ourselves to thank

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Kevin Strootman know that the Dutch national team against France no defeat can afford. When an error in the Stade de France threatens Orange for the second time in a row a deny don’t miss to walk away.

“This contest is a lot of pressure, but that we have completely to ourselves to thank. We have to be Thursday but let’s see”, says the midfielder of AS Roma.

The Dutch national team after six of ten qualifying matches for the world cup 2018, three points behind France and Sweden. Again the kwalificatiereeks rough, just as for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016.

The unnecessary loss of points against Sweden (1-1) can still feel, as well as the dramatic defeat against Bulgaria (2-0). In both matches played Strootman, who is still one of the leaders of this Orange, extremely unhappy.

“We are not the Dutch national team from ten years ago. Everyone knows that, I can be very clear about,” said the 27-year-old Ridderkerker.

“We should all do, and really as a team, we can results. We have the earlier, therefore, the pressure is now large. But we should be ‘dealing’.”

Orange comes together for the crucial duels

Wesley Hoedt and the other 23 internationals of the Dutch national team in Hotel Huis ter Duin reported for the crucial international matches of the Orange.
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The Orange returned Robin van Persie came up with a big smile in Noordwijk.
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Van Persie wanted nothing quiet about his shoulder injury.
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Robin Van Persie is still popular with young and old.
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Tonny Vilhena is the only Feyenoorder in the selection of Dick Advocaat.
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Quincy Promes is one of the six attackers in the selection.
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Daley Blind and Orange take the Thursday in Paris against France.
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Donny van de Beek if the first time you log in to the ‘big’ Orange.
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Karim Rekik came with the taxi to Noordwijk.
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Robin Van Persie

The experience of the returning Robin van Persie according to Strootman. “Robin is a fantastic footballer. In the past he’s been very important for the Dutch national team, hopefully he can keep that Thursday.”

“Guys like Van Persie, Robben, Sneijder and Stekelenburg have more frequent competitions, stood, where a lot of press. That hit there not in the war. That experience we can make good use of.”

The main task for Orange is not to lose France. With a draw keeps the team of Dick Advocaat in any case sight on the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. “But we just need to go for the victory.”

“Of course a draw is also good, but that also depends on the progress of the competition. If we are 2-0 down and we bring in one more point out, is that good. But we can not be happy if we lead 2-0 forfeit. The key is to get at least a point to deal with it.”

The duel between France and the Netherlands, begins on Thursday at 20.45 hours.

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