Player report: six Orange players receive failing grades against Italy
Subpar performance by Netherlands
The Netherlands were defeated by Italy in a friendly match on Wednesday, with many players receiving poor grades for their performance. Six players on the Dutch team received failing grades, including Davy Klaassen, Donny van de Beek, and Memphis Depay.
Quotes from Coach Frank de Boer
When asked about the disappointing performance, Netherlands coach Frank de Boer had this to say:
“I think the players were not up to par today. We had a lot of mistakes defensively, and we weren’t able to create many chances on the offensive end.”
De Boer also specifically mentioned the performance of Klaassen, saying, “Davy is a great player, but today was not his day. He made some costly mistakes that we couldn’t recover from.”
Next Steps for the Netherlands
The Netherlands will need to bounce back quickly if they hope to perform well in upcoming matches. The team is set to face Bosnia and Herzegovina in a Nations League match on Sunday.
Question for readers
What do you think the Netherlands need to do to improve their performance in future matches?