Frank de Boer was annoyed that his Netherlands debut ended in defeat but praised debutantes Owen Wijndal and Teun Koopmeiners.

Raul Jimenez’s second-half penalty condemned Netherlands to a 1-0 defeat in De Boer’s first game in charge.

Afterwards, he spoke with NOS, “The result is annoying. But it is a friendly game. I had indicated in advance that we are not playing with the strongest possible team, so maybe you could give that as an excuse.”

De Boer’s isn’t too worried about the loss and is concentrating on the Nations League ties with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Italy, “Of course I have a bad feeling, because I want to win. But you also know that we did not throw all the arrows on this game, but on the other two. That makes sense. I don’t think I am the first coach to lose on his debut, that’s almost tradition. “

On Wijndal, De Boer said, “It is not nothing to make your debut. He started a bit rough, but that is possible. I can also remember my own international debut. He fought back well. But of course he can do better.”

De Boer was impressed by Koopmeiners, who came in for Frenkie de Jong, “We all know that he (De Jong) Is very important. But then you do Teun Koopmeiners too short, he played a great match. He played very well for ninety minutes. Of course Frenkie has been at this level for some time. We all know what he can do. “




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