Mon 21 November 2022 | 21:55

Depay wants ‘more rhythm’ after a successful cameo against Senegal

Barcelona attacker Memphis Depay got to play an important part in Netherlands victory on Monday but he still yearns for more fitness

Memphis Depay started Oranje’s World Cup opener against


on the bench due to a hamstring issue, but he thinks he has a much bigger part to play in Oranje’s subsequent matches.

Depay was entirely ruled out for today’s match against Senegal but the Barca attacker started the game on the bench and was introduced in the last 30 minutes of the game when Netherlands needed to score. Depay didn’t disappoint, as he did play a part in


s’ both goals.

Speaking to the press following the game, Depay said: "

I feel good, I feel good, I feel fit. Obviously a player like me always wants to start from the kick-off, but this was the plan and now we focus on the next game.

"I'm sure that I'll feel better, and I'll work hard to find more rhythm. I'm happy that I could do a little bit of a part in 30 minutes today."

Depay also praised Gakpo who has drawn a lot of attention lately and had replaced Depay in his absence, saying:

"I'm very happy for him. He's a hard worker, he's very dedicated in his career. He's a young baller.

"I'm very happy. He's a great guy, a young guy, lots to learn, so I'm sure you'll see more moments like this."

Goalscorer Klaassen and captain Virgil van Dijk also spoke about the OneLove armband and its absence in the match. VVD appeared pissed when the topic was mentioned, saying: "You know exactly what the outcome was.

"Two hours before the England game, the news came out, and I was sleeping at the time. I had no influence on anything.

"I'm not dealing with the armband because I don't want to get a yellow card."



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