Ronald Koeman was furious after Netherlands lost 2-1 to France in their UEFA Nations League opener.

Netherlands came from behind to level in the second half against the World Champions but Olivier Giroud volleyed in the winner after beating Virgil van Dijk to the ball.

After the game, an angry Koeman told NOS, “‘You play against France and do not expect you to be in charge of the field for ninety minutes but the dangerous moments also came from our mistakes. That’s what it’s about. I am really angry now. 

“Fortunately, we have some colour on our face. We have not only worked hard and hard, but also the way we have played. After the break, we were better and France had to return. But at a number of crucial moments it was not good on our part. The 2-1 of France was painful and unnecessary. That is not allowed, it has nothing to do with quality. “

Koeman is still satisfied with certain aspects of the performance, “I think we are on the right track. We have shown that in large parts of the match. But we also need to improve things, certain moments are punished.”

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