Ronald Koeman was delighted after Netherlands came from behind to defeat England 3-1 and book their place in the UEFA Nations League final.

A Matthijs de Ligt error led to England taking the lead from the penalty spot before the defender equalised in the second half before winning in extra-time thanks to an own goal and a Quincy Promes strike.

Quoted by VI after the game, Koeman said on De Ligt after the game, “I didn’t say anything to him at half-time, I didn’t think it was necessary, he knew it himself. That he recovers in this way and also scores the equalizer, actually it is not normal. “

Koeman thought his players were sloppy in the final third despite controlling the game, “Only Sancho’s header could have put a spanner in the works, but otherwise I thought we were the better team and created the best chances, even though I found ourselves sloppy at times in the final phase. But we are playing the final and that is a great success. “

Georginio Wijnaldum was singled out for praise by Koeman, “I thought we were fitter than the English and Wijnaldum seemed the fittest. If you make that impact, after such a season, with another Champions League final, that’s actually incredible.”

Koeman will now assess the fitness of his players ahead of Sunday’s final, “I have no idea how things are going with the fitness of my players. We will see that during the training sessions tomorrow. We look at who can play and if that is a problem for some boys, we have proven that excellent substitutes are available on our bench. I am not concerned about that.”




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