Greens: ‘We can take a big step towards the European Championship’

We have enough people who can curl a ball in it, laughs Jackie Greens when the absence of the free kick specialist Sherida Spitse is brought up against Russia.

On Friday, the Dutch womens team will enter the important European Championship qualifying match and compete with Russia without the record international Spitse, which has not been released by its Norwegian club Vålerenga.

Spitse would, in fact, be obliged to spend ten days in quarantine on returning from an interstate in Norway. And so the Greens may well be one of the right people to take care of the standard situations in Orange.

Manchester Uniteds midfielder is wary of Russia. One of the strongest opponents in the group. We can make a very big step towards the European Championships

If they win, the team of national coach Sarina Wiegman can already book tickets for the final round, because the first place seems almost certain in that case.

Last October it was 2-0 for the Dutch Team. In Eindhoven, Daniëlle van de Donk and Vivianne Miedema scored.