Van Gaal sad with Dutch show

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The victory over Belgium within the Nations League on Sunday didn’t greatest please Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal however he feels his facet are effectively set for the World Cup in November.

The Dutch edged their neighbours 1-Zero on the Amsterdam Arena to make sure prime spot of their group and a berth in subsequent June’s finals match, however their extra quick goal is the worldwide showpiece match in Qatar.

“I assume that we are going to do higher in possession on the World Cup,” Van Gaal advised a information convention.

“We were not very good against Belgium although without possession I thought we did well.” He admitted Belgium had the higher of the sport.

“That had to do with the form of the day and the quality of the opponent. Belgium is number two in the world rankings for a reason. And it’s unbelievable that we have beaten them twice.”

The Netherlands additionally gained 4-1 in Brussels in June, ending six factors clear on the prime of their Nations League group. Van Gaal now heads to a second World Cup, having taken the Dutch to 3rd place in Brazil eight years in the past.

“I think we are going to be a difficult opponent to go up against. We showed that if we are out played we can still be difficult to break down by playing more compact,” he stated.

“I have more quality now in defence and midfield. Only then did we have more exclusive quality in the front with Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben. But with Van Persie injured some of the time, I had a young boy fill in many times then. His name was Memphis Depay.”

Depay, alongside together with his Barcelona staff mate Frenkie de Jong, didn’t play towards Belgium after going off injured when the Dutch beat Poland 2-Zero away on Thursday however Van Gaal stated he was protecting a spot for each.

“I expect my players to play at a certain level at their club,” he stated, including he had principally made up his thoughts about his 26-man squad for Qatar.

The Dutch are in Group A on the World Cup finals, beginning towards Senegal on Nov. 21 earlier than enjoying Ecuador and Qatar.