Dutch national team defender Matthijs De Ligt spoke to the NOS after the Netherlands beat Portugal 3-0 in Geneva.

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The Ajax centre-back was excellent throughout the friendly victory, providing two assists and helping the back five keep a clean sheet.

De Ligt said after the game, ”Tonight was a great victory to beat Portugal 3-0 away from home.

”We know what our qualities are and we knew that this performance would come and we wanted to show our qualities.

”We played well in the first half and Portugal did not have a lot of chances. We were quick on the counter attack.

”I am happy with my two assists tonight. You have seen tonight what we are capable of and it is a good end to the first international week under Ronald Koeman.

”We know that we have a good team and we must make progress at international level.

”Koeman said to us in the changing room that tonight’s performance was a reward for all our hard work this week and that we have to keep it up and perform the same during the next international break ”

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