“Unacceptable”. This is how Van Gaal summarized the first half of the Netherlands this Saturday (4)
Coach Louis Van Gaal wasn’t entirely happy with the Dutch squad🇧🇷 Even after qualifying for the quarterfinals of the world Cup🇧🇷
“Unacceptable”. That’s how Van Gaal summed it up the first time of Clockwork Orange this Saturday, Khalifa International Stadium, in Al Rayyan. For the 71-year-old coach, the team did very poorly in the opening 45 minutes against United States🇧🇷
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“At half-time, I was very critical in my analysis despite the partial 2-0 win. I think we scored fantastic goals, especially the first one, as a team. we suffered a lot… We didn’t have much with the ball and that can’t happen”, he said.
“This is unacceptable in a World Cup, especially when you play against top teams. In the second half, we did a much better job.” Van Gaal at the press conference after the classification.
The Dutch commander also spoke about the possibility of conquering the Cup in Qatar🇧🇷 “I’ve been saying for a year that we can be world champions. Not that we will, but that we can. I’m talking about team building and I feel pleasure with this group of players, thinking about performance and results”, he concluded.
Classified to the quarterfinals after the victory by 3 to 1 this Saturday, the Netherlands back on the pitch next Friday (12/9), at 4 pm (Brasília time), at the Lusail stadium. Argentina, who beat Australia 2-1, will be the opponents.