Marciano Vink thinks that coach Frank de Boer made a mistake not to exchange Patrick van Aanholt. According to ESPNs analyst, it would have made it easier for Orange to get to football.
The Dutch team lost 2-0 from the Czech Republic on Sunday evening and has to leave the European Championships. Vink states that that could have been prevented. “You saw that Van Aanholt was often the free man, but De Boer has to respond to that earlier,” he says during the afterthought analysis on ESPN. “He has to take Van Aanholt out and then bring Timber.”
As a result, more could have been created on the left. “Blind would have gone to the left and you get a football player to the ball more often. From there you can move on, so their midfielders should have chosen between Blind and Frenkie de Jong. Now they didnt have to choose. I was surprised about that.”
The overall level of the Dutch team was particularly moderate, according to Vink anyway. “The midfield was slow, the defense wasnt short, and with Donyell Malen, the attackers were really dramatic. Tell me, I dont know what happened. At least its not good what we saw.”
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— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) June 27, 2021