BRUSSELS – The Netherlands coach, Frank de Boer, was satisfied with his team’s game in the victory against Austria (2-0), but considered that the ‘A Clockwork Orange’ could still improve.
“I think things can go better, and they should,” De Boer told a post-match press conference, noting that the Netherlands still have room for improvement.
“In possession of the ball we can do much better than today,” he added.
For De Boer, the duel against Austria was “the opposite” of the game played by the Dutch against Ukraine (3-2) on the first day.
“Against Ukraine we dominated, we had good possession of the ball, but we lacked some quality. Today it was the opposite, I think the possession we had was good, but we also lost the ball quickly. That was perhaps not very Dutch, because we are quite good with the ball, “said the Netherlands coach.
However, de Boer stressed that his team did not let the Austrians disturb Stekelenburg’s goal.
“We were good at not conceding chances and we created four clear chances,” added the coach, adding that “Oranje” created “enough chances.”