Hans Kraay jr. is full of frustration about the EK shutdown of Orange. The tactical choices of national coach Frank de Boer raise many questions from the ESPN analyst.
“Its so incredibly… “, Kraay starts shortly after the EC-blamage against the Czech Republic (0-2). “Everyone on the trainers course, whether youre working at Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV, Joure or Lienden, learns that you have to play 4-4-1 if you get less with a male. Well, I never believed in that.”
De Boer decided to take the Ligt Donyell Malen to the side after the red card for Matthijs, to the horror of Kraay. “Then you have no more depth, no more pressure and you invite the opponent – a very weak opponent – to come. Go attack, we have no more depth with Depay.”
“Had just put four men in the back and then three men in the middle field: De Jong left, De Roon as a controller and Wijnaldum on the right. Then you just play 4-3-2 with Malen and Memphis and keep your depth and put pressure on those bad central defenders of the Czech Republic.”
Hans does not understand Frank de Boers decisions at all. pic.twitter.com/phwe75bqbp
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