Netherlands crush rivals. Seven goals. There has never been such carnage at the Euros.

After two series of matches And Dutch They were hoping to finish first in Group D.They had four points, which came from a win over Poland (2:1) and a goalless draw with France. But the match against Austria turned out to be a challenge beyond the strength of the “orange” team.

Ronald Koeman’s team needed a draw to top the group. Meanwhile, the match ended with the favorites losing 2:3, which means that They only advanced to the knockout stage of Euro 2024 from third place..

Ronald Koeman shocked the Dutch. He ordered a penalty kick with one of the fourth league players

– We started off very badly, in many ways. Our opponents had a lot of space, we were not aggressive, we did not press.. We didn’t have control of the game for a long time, and only then did we start playing a little better and creating some scoring chances. But in the end, our opponents punished us, said the Oranje coach shortly after the final whistle.

I am responsible for this result. I chose this combination because I thought it would be the best, but it wasn’t. He added critically: “I am disappointed because we started the matches very poorly.”

I am responsible for this result. I chose this lineup because I thought it would be the best, but it wasn’t.

~ Ronald Koeman after the 2-3 defeat against Austria

However, in the 1/8 finals, the Dutch performed not badly. At this level, they will face Romania, the theoretically weakest team among the teams that left the group in first place.

But Koeman did not intend to wait for another appearance in the tournament. Dutch media reported that he organized a “secret” fight with a player in the German fourth divisionIt turned out to be TSV Havelse.

We have never seen such a high result in the current European Championships. So far, the class difference has been most clearly seen in the Germans. In the opening match they defeated the hosts of the event Scotland 5:1.

The Netherlands-Romania match will be held next Tuesday in Frankfurt am Main. The meeting starts on the 18th. Live coverage on the Interia Sports website.

Austria can easily reach the semi-finals of Euro 2024. Let’s keep playing. Video/We keep playing /INTERIA.TV

Ronald Koeman, coach of the Dutch national team/France Press agency

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