Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman is hoping to use the win over Portugal as a template to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The Dutch have suffered a double setback, having failed to make the proper for Euro 2016 as well as the 2018 World Cup, but Koeman believes the future is bright for the upcoming set of players.
The Oranje played with a 5-3-2 formation during the international friendly against Portugal last night, and this worked into their favour as they frustrated the European champions before hitting them on the counter-attack on three occasions in the first period. The Dutch could have scored more than three goals on the night, but Koeman was satisfied with the positive result.
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