The Dutch team played a very difficult game for a long time and had to satisfy itself with a point against Poland after a catch-up race. Orange stuck at 2—2 in its third Nations League game Football first hands out report figures.
Mark Flekken — 5.5: Flekken is praised for his football-playing qualities, but he couldn‘t prove that he also takes points. The Limburger was a bit easily surprised at the first Polish goal. In the 0-2, of course, he had no chance.
Jurriën Timber — 6.5: Timber was preferred over Matthijs de Ligt and alternated good actions with some sloppiness. The battle has not been completely fought yet, but the Ajax player held up well again.
Stefan de Vrij — 6: He had to fill Virgil van Dijk’s big shoes and he was solid as always. But coincidence or not, Orange was a lot more vulnerable in the back.
Nathan Aké — 6: Aké seems to find his turn on the left side of the Orange Defense. He played a meritorious first half, but at 0-2 he was not paying attention, stepped forward too late and lifted offside.
Denzel Dumfries — 7: Dumfries steamed tirelessly up and down the right flank again and did not let the cheese eat from the bread. None of it is very sophisticated, but it was important with the 2-2.
Steven Berghuis — 6: Berghuis got the freedom to sag again and was alternately successful. He had a few good openings, but the decisive action stayed out. With a weird header, he led into the 0-2.
Davy Klaassen — 7: There he was again: like a devil out of a box, Klaassen was in the right place to make the connection goal. He plays an often inconspicuous but important role.
Frenkie de Jong — 6.5: De Jong quickly survived a Polish attack, but was then a lot less emphatically present due to a Polish shadow than against Belgium. It took the sting out of the game of Orange.
Daley Blind — 5: He gave Matty Cash too much space and that cost him dearly. He turned out to have not learned much: with the 1-2 Blind was counting on offside very casually and did not walk along. The fact that the 1-2 fell out of his cross does not outweigh that this time.
Steven Bergwijn – 6: It can‘t always be party. The Poles withdrew far and as a result, Orange seasoning Bergwijn hardly got space. With his quick feet, he was only able to create danger a few times.
Memphis Depay — 5: Memphis went more wrong than good for a long time. He grossed in ball loss and wrong passes, which lost a few promising moments. The captain passed in his zeal. Things got better after halftime, he gave an assist, but also missed a penalty and a few chances.
Invaders Jordan Teze — x: Played too short for a review.
Teun Koopmeiners — x: Played too short for a review.
Cody Gakpo — x: Played too short for a review.
Wout Weghorst — x: Played too short for a review.
National CoachLouis van Gaal — 6: The much-praised Van Gaal saw that for a long time the Orange had no answer to Poland’s way of playing, that a player sacrificed for Frenkie de Jong and withdrew far. It will make him think, because the elector did not immediately have the solution in house either.