Netherlands boss Danny Blind believes his side deserved at least a point in their 1-0 defeat to France on Monday. 

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blind-oranje-coachNetherlands now face an uphill struggle to top their World Cup qualifying group after Paul Pogba’s first-half strike was enough to earn France a 1-0 win in Amsterdam. The defeat moves Netherlands from top of group A to third and three points behind both Sweden and France.

After the game, Danny Blind spoke to NOS and stated he feels his side should have got at least a draw, “This is very disappointing, because we deserved a point. We were well organised against a team with more quality than us. This difference we had to compensate with a good organisation and strong will. We did.”

Just like the draw in Sweden, Netherlands failed to take the chances they created and Blind admitted he is growing tired of his side shooting themselves in the foot, “I’m sick of it, but Sweden-away felt worse. That match was often in my mind in recent days. We had six points from two games to start this competition. Then all iwe did today was a bonus. ”

However, the coach is refusing to give up hope on finishing top of the group, “The group is still open. It is up to us to win the next match against Luxembourg, “

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