Netherlands booked a comfortable 4-0 victory over Estonia on Monday evening. Michael Bell provides his player ratings for the Oranje stars.

Jasper Cillessen 6.5/10: Only had one save to make during the ninety minutes. A very simple evening for the goalkeeper.

Joel Veltman 6/10: Looked a threat in the opening 10 minutes and went close to scoring. However, he gave away some unnecessary free-kicks and picked up a yellow. Didn’t do enough to convince Koeman he is the man for the right-back position full-time.

Daley Blind 7/10: His assist for Babel got Netherlands off to a good start. Got himself involved in the attack throughout and was untroubled defensively.

Matthijs de Ligt 7/10: A very comfortable evening for the centre-back and he even got himself an assist in setting up Memphis to score the third with a nice pass over the top.

Virgil van Dijk 7/10: Dominant at the back against a poor Estonia side. Really should have scored but his free header went wide.

Frenkie de Jong 7.5/10: Controlled possession throughout the game and got Netherlands moving forward throughout. A very simple evening for the midfielder.

Davy Propper 6.5/10: Steady on the ball and kept Netherlands in possession but did not make the impact he would have wanted after coming into the team in place of Marten de Roon.

Georginio Wijnaldum 7/10: Got another goal with a close range header and put in a steady but not spectacular performance. Was less involved than he was against Germany.

Ryan Babel 8/10: Koeman spoke of Babel’s importance to his side in a press conference on Sunday and the 32-year-old proved him right with two goals. A very impressive international period for the ageing forward.

Donyell Malen 7/10: Got to start for the first time and put in a solid performance on the wing. Troubled the Estonian backline with his pace at times but could not get involved with a goal or assist before being replaced by Berghuis.

Memphis Depay 8.5/10: On his 50th cap for Netherlands, Memphis was once again the star man. Two assists and a lovely goal capped another excellent performance. A superstar when he pulls on a Netherlands shirt!


Steven Berghuis 6.5/10: Got half-an-hour in place of Malen and looked a threat on the right-wing.

Luuk de Jong N/A: Came on late and made little impact.

Kevin Strootman N/A: Only got a few minutes at the end.

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