Going through courageous Senegalese, the Netherlands received (2-0) for his or her first match of the World Cup. Listed here are the Tops and Flops of this conflict between the Oranje and the Teranga Lions.
The Tops of Senegal-Netherlands
The Lions didn’t surrender
After Sadio Mané’s package deal, some weren’t giving a rattling about this choice from Senegal. Nevertheless, the Teranga Lions delivered a really excessive degree match towards a excessive caliber opponent. The African champions clearly made the Batavians doubt and undoubtedly deserved higher than this end result. Placing a really huge bodily influence from the kick-off, Senegal proved to be harmful on a number of events (13 photographs together with 4 heading in the right direction). The absence of Sadio Mané was nonetheless felt within the offensive sector however troublesome to overwhelm Aliou Cissé’s males.
Indispensable Frenkie de Jong
Just like the Oranje, Frenkie de Jong was not essentially distinctive. However, the Barcelonan stays the important thing piece of this crew. The previous Ajax participant is the decisive passer on Cody Gakpo’s objective due to a millimeter cross. With 80 balls touched, the very best complete of his crew, Frenkie de Jong typically appears to be the one participant able to making a distinction. His defensive contribution is to not be uncared for (6 balls recovered)
FRENKIE DE JONG WHAT AN ASSIST FOR THE GOAL 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— H (@hazfcb_) November 21, 2022
Kalidou Koulibay as an virtually impassable rampart
Very huge recreation for the Chelsea defender. As normal, the Senegalese didn’t depend his efforts on the garden for 90 minutes. If the Dutch have had a lot problem in being harmful, it’s partly thanks or due to him. Tough certainly to maneuver the previous defender of Napoli. Within the absence of Sadio Mané, the robust captain is unquestionably the chief of this crew. If Kalidou Koulibay has subsequently proven himself as much as the problem, we should additionally spotlight the great efficiency of Pape Abou Cissé, his buddy in central protection.
Wonderful because the begin of the season with PSV (9 objectives and 12 assists), Cody Gakpo has began his World Cup completely. The 23-year-old delivered his personal by opening the scoring. If Frenkie de Jong’s move is classy, the star of Eindhoven reveals his intelligence by this refined motion within the penalty space.
Oranje that lack juice
If the victory is there, Louis Van Gaal nonetheless has plenty of work to do. The Batavians have certainly delivered an unexciting efficiency. Critically shaken by their opponents of the day, the Dutch disenchanted. Nevertheless, this crew is just not missing in particular person expertise.
Matthijs de Ligt in hassle
We’re very removed from the good Matthijs de Ligt, that of Ajax. The Bayern Munich defender didn’t ship the very best efficiency of his profession, removed from it. Going through Ismaila Sarr, the Dutchman typically discovered himself in problem, caught up within the velocity and bodily influence of his opponent. Like a yellow card acquired shortly earlier than the hour mark, the 23-year-old was typically very nervous. If his efficiency is just not catastrophic, we’re entitled to count on significantly better from such an skilled profile.
Matthijs de Ligt’s first half was actually sophisticated. 😐
The extent he had at Ajax appears so far-off… pic.twitter.com/DY3BBAmBJp
— Footballogue (@Footballogue) November 21, 2022
Janssen didn’t weigh
Unknown to most people, the Royal Antwerp participant was chosen by Louis Van Gaal to guide the Oranje assault together with Steven Bergwijn. In a hotly contested recreation, Vincent Janssen sadly didn’t seize his probability. Sadly, the statistics don’t communicate in his favor (no dribbling tried and 0 photographs heading in the right direction in 75 minutes spent on the garden). He’s logically changed by Memphis Depay.