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De Boer demands more goals from his team

Mon 29 March 2021 | 14:57

The Dutch national team managed to overtake its weak opponent with two goals.


national team coach Frank de Boer expressed his dissatisfaction that his team scored only two goals against Latvia and called on his players to be more ruthless against Gibraltar.

The Netherlands lost 4-2 to Turkey in their first match, but they beat Latvia 2-0 in their second match with two goals from Steven Berghuis and Luuk de Jong. De Boer was disappointed that his team did not manage to score more goals in this match, and claimed that they should defeat the opponent with more goals.

"More players up front doesn't necessarily make the job easier,"

he said on Monday.

"The spaces might be even more tight that way.

"We want to try to bait the opponents to leave their defensive positions, so we can profit from the open spaces through quick combinations. I don't believe that more attackers equals more opportunities.

"Look, a 2-0 victory against Latvia isn't good, especially if you look at the way we played. We should have scored at least seven times, looking at the chances we had. The same goes against Gibraltar: if you create that many chances, you need to score that many times.

"It all depends on how sharp we are. Norway have beaten them 3-0; Gibraltar lost their most recent away match 4-1.

"We need to make sure the tempo stays high. We can't let them breathe. We need to score at least five times, but preferably more."

source: SportMob