Ronald Koeman is targeting a good start to the Euro 2020 qualifiers when Netherlands host Belarus on Thursday.

Netherlands face Germany on Sunday but first up is a clash with Belarus in De Kuip.

Koeman told his press conference, “Of course you want to start well.

“In advance, Germany and us are the favourites in this group to continue, so then it is mainly about the points you score against the other three countries. The better the result against Belarus, the easier you work towards the next match. We like to win in a nice way, with good football, many chances and goals. But the most important thing is the three points. “

Koeman is expecting a defensive opponent on Thursday, “It is a defensively compact team that does everything for a good result. There are a few options to play football through: the ball pace must be high and you must be patient. And otherwise, we have enough options on the bench to take a different approach. ”

Koeman is happy with the competition for places he has within the squad, “There is a lot of competition, but you also try to get certainty. Everyone is eager, but only eleven can play.”

Netherlands face Belarus on Thursday night at 7.45pm.




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