After another disappointing performance for the Netherlands, Memphis Depay has admitted that he is struggling for form but has vowed to find his confidence.

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mem oranjeThe winger has had a torrid first season in England and looked a shadow of the player that dazzled for PSV last year when he lined up for the Netherlands on Friday against the Republic of Ireland.

Memphis constantly lost the ball in possession and failed to create much going forward before being substituted after the hour mark by coach Danny Blind. His performance was criticised in the media afterwards, and speaking to Fox Sports, Memphis admitted he is currently in a slump. However, he believes he will get himself back on track and become the player he was at PSV again.

Memphis said,¬†“It’s never nice to be criticised, but it is part of the game and I have to deal with it.

“The season did not go as planned and that hurt my confidence a bit. It’s now up to me to deal with this situation and get back on track.

“I think every attacker is intuitive. You have to make decisions on when to go for an individual action. The old Memphis, who beat every opponent, will soon be back again.

“I did not play as many games as I hoped and I am obviously disappointed about that. I had different expectations. But I have to deal with that.

“It’s now on to next season. I have to prove my worth during pre-season.”

Louis van Gaal was recently sacked by Manchester United, but Memphis refused to blame his old boss for his lack of form and admitted he had not yet contacted him after his dismissal.

He added, “I do not want to blame the manager for it. I played some good games and some bad matches. I do not want to blame anyone for it.

“I have not been in touch with Van Gaal yet. I might give him a call or send him a text.”

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