Dwight Lodeweges was happy with Netherlands narrow 1-0 win over Poland in the Nations League on Friday night.

A second half strike from Steven Bergwijn was enough for the Netherlands to record a 1-0 victory over Poland and put Oranje to the top of their group.

Afterwards, stand-in head coach Dwight Lodeweges spoke to NOS and stated he had received a text message of congratulations from Ronald Koeman, “He talked about a very good second half. That was nice, so thank you, Ronald.”

Lodweges was surprised to hear he was the first Oranje boss to win his opening game in charge of the national team since Frank Rijkaard in 1998, “That was a long time ago, I didn’t know. It was tricky, but this is how Poland plays. I think the only one missing was Robert Lewandowski, otherwise the team was complete. We were able to win against a team that dropped so far. That is very difficult.”

Overall, Lodeweges is satisfied with the win, “You saw that certain things were still a bit rusty with us. That makes sense, we last got together nine months ago. In the end, I am satisfied.”




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