He has lost his first two games in charge so far, but Netherlands coach Danny Blind is not thinking about quitting.

  • By Michael Bell
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blind nedThe chances of Netherlands qualifying for the European Championships next year took a major blow on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat to Turkey left them in fourth in Group A, with only two games remaining.

Coach Danny Blind said on the defeat to NOS, “We sell ourselves short by giving away goals so easily,”

“At the wrong times, in the early stages, we make mistakes. With that we played the Turks the cards.

“However, we also had chances, even more than Turkey. We didn’t reward ourselves. Luciano Narsingh got the same chance as the Turkish chance at 1-0, but we did not make that count.”

On chances of qualifying he added, “I still think we have enough quality, but it is no longer in our own hands. And that’s too bad. But Turkey still needs to face Iceland and Czech Republic.”

On a possible departure before next month’s qualifiers, “I do not think about that for a second.”

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