‘It was too wide and back, at least I think Blind should play. ‘

Ruud Krol is making a plea for Daley Blind. Although the defender of Ajax also has its minuses, the Dutch team can use their input well, argues the 83-fold international.
Krol is in Spain and therefore does not follow all Orange players closely. โ€œI think Blind should playโ€, he tells the Algemeen Dagblad. โ€œHe has a fantastic pass as one of the few. Against Scotland it was all wide and back, while the ball has to move forward faster.โ€
The former defender, who played two World Cup finals himself, sees a couple of potential excels at the European Championships. โ€œIf I have to call people, I think Memphis, Frenkie de Jong and Wijnaldum have the qualities to excel. Blind has those qualities too, but he also has his downsides. As a defender I hope that the central duo De Ligt and De Vrij will play strong.โ€
Krol sees France as a favourite for the European title. โ€œI think the Netherlands is a dangerous outsider, but the competition is great. Its a very strange year with the pandemic, so its not possible to determine in advance whos going to win. I also think Spain is a good contender, and of course you should never underestimate the Germans.