The Czech Republic is euphoric and overwhelmed by the unexpected victory of the Dutch team in the eighth final of the European Championships. The name of Georginio Wijnaldum falls regularly in the review.
The Orange kicked off as a big favorite, but did not give home and dropped after the red card of Matthijs de Ligt: in the Puskás Aréna fields Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick the verdict. “Sensational advance to the quarter finals,” Dines headlines. “After nine years, Czech football players are again among the top eight teams in Europe. And they want more!”
The favorite Netherlands was sensationally eliminated by the Czechs. Now Denmark continues the daily newspaper. Holes played a leading role. “He joined the national team less than a year ago and now see where he is. What a hero. He had Wijnaldum, the star of Orange, in the pliers and drew for the first goal. This evening is a great gift.”
“The Czech Republic has shown to the Netherlands how strong it is,” Lidovky celebrates. “In the initial stages, players were nervous and uncomfortable, but they remained concentrated and made it harder and harder for the opponent. The Netherlands did not get any shot at goal. Wijnaldum was the protagonist, in a negative sense: only ten passes from him arrived, which is hopelessly little for a midfielder.
“Surprisingly, Czech football players are too strong for the stars of the Netherlands,” writes iSport. This is the confirmation: were doing well. Fun fact: The Netherlands received four red cards at the European Championships and it always happened against a Czech or Czechoslovakian team , which is referred to the exclusions of Johan Neeskens, Willem van Hanegem (1976), John Heitinga (2004) and De Liga (2021).
Reaching the European Championships quarterfinals feel like coming home for Ceska. “The expected Orange storm remained out. Although the Dutch prevailed and created several dangerous moments, overwhelming pressure remained and the Czech Republic found an answer. This success is historic.”