Final Squad Analysis for the Netherlands National Team
32 countries, which will play in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, announced the final list on the 14th (local time). Unless there are special reasons such as injuries, the tournament will be held with the list submitted this time. Global soccer media “Goldocom” analyzed the squads of 32 participating countries.
Group A Netherlands
The Netherlands, which failed to participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has returned. We are looking forward to a good performance in Qatar under the leadership of coach Luis van Gaal. The “Orange Corps,” which has reached the final of the past three World Cups, has been frustrated at the threshold of winning every time. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to overcome the jinx in this World Cup. In the group stage, they will face host Qatar, Ecuador, and Senegal. It is considered to be in a relatively easy group, so the real match is expected after advancing to the tournament. The Netherlands, which reached the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, is not the strongest team like Brazil and France. However, there are many interesting talents in the squad, so they are expected to play well.
Justin Veilo (Feyenoord), Remco Pasveer (Ajax) and Andris Norfert (Harenven)
It is the most vulnerable position in the Dutch squad. Justin Bailo is expected to wear the No. 1 jersey, but considering his injury and his recent form, Van Gaal may make a change. Jasper Schillersun was dropped from the final list, slightly contrary to expectations. Remco Pasvier took over, and Andris Noffert was chosen as the third option.
Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Jeremy Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Julien Timber (Ajax), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Stefan de Frey (Inter Milan), Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Dalay Blint (Ajax), Tyral Malasia (Manchester United)
The Netherlands has traditionally not failed to select defenders. The defense of this team is composed of the most prestigious players, so it is not easy to choose. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, Bayern Munich’s Matthijs de Ligt, Manchester City’s Nathan Ake, Inter’s Stephen the Frey and Denzel Dumfries, and Manchester United’s Tyral Malasia. On top of that, the challenges of the younger generation are also formidable. There were rumors of a transfer to Manchester United, but Julien Timber, who remains in Ajax, is one of the most promising young defenders.
Frankie De Jong (Barcelona), Tenn Coffmanus, Marten de Loon (Atalanta), Kennett Taylor, Stephen Berhowis, Davy Clasen (Ajax), Xavi Simmons (PSV)
The days of Wesley Schneider and Rafael van der Bart have passed, but quality players have continued in the midfield of the Orange Corps. Frankie De Jong is considered the best midfielder despite having a hard time in Barcelona due to financial problems. Atalanta duo Tenn Coffmanus and Marten de Run are not the best players, but they are also showing competitiveness in Serie A, the top stage. In addition, Eredivizi gods such as Kenneth Taylor and Xavi Simmons joined Qatar. In particular, Simmons has been showing great form recently, so coach Pan Hal has high expectations. On the other hand, Donny van der Vic, who is still in a difficult situation at Manchester United, and Giorgio of Rome with a broken leg Wijnaldum was eliminated. Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberg also suffered.
Memphis Depay (Barcelona), Steven Verbine (Ajax), Cody Gakpo, Luke the Dragon (PSV), Vincent Jansen (Antwerp), Bout Behorst (Besiktasi), Noah Lang (Club Brugge)
Although Memphis Depay’s role in Barcelona has been reduced since Roberto Lewandowski joined, Van Hal still leaves him as a starting resource. Stephen Verbine, who succeeded in making a comeback at Ajax after failing at Tottenham, is expected to become a partner. Strikers Vincent Jansen, Luke The Yong, and Bout Behorst are not key members, but will play in the Qatar World Cup as backup agents.
Expected Best 11
Dutch XI (5-3-2): Billow; Dumfries, Timber, Van Dijk, Ake, Blint; The Dragon, Copmanus, Berhawis; Memphis, Berwein