‘Clockwork orange’ is back, or at least that’s what Koeman worked for first and then Frank De Boer after the failure of the Dutch team in 2016 and 2018, being left out of the final phase of the Eurocup and the World Cup. A top-level selection that was not going through its best years and that now reaches Euro 2021 with renewed energy.
Hand in hand with De Boer, who took charge of the ‘oranje’ in October 2020, the Dutch come to the appointment again with a selection label to take into account. Framing in group C, The Netherlands should not have excessive difficulties to advance to the last 16 being framed next to Ukraine, Austria and Macedonia.
The player of the FC Barcelona It is the guiding lighthouse for a Dutch team that boasts other stellar names such as Memphis Depay or De Ligt. De Jong, who, with the arrival of Koeman at Barça, has gained more prominence, will be one of the key pieces for the Netherlands to try to return to the elite successfully.
The coach took the reins of the ‘oranje’ in October 2020 after the departure of Koeman and he has followed very much in the line of the current FC Barcelona coach. With a team with a taste for the ball and big names in all the lines, De Boer has managed to get the most out of his players.