Holland is back to football. And that will always be great news.
Losing a World Cup was more than enough. For some it was even too much. The truth is that nothing could boost his project more than not attending Russia. It was such a strong blow that it only lifted them up and filled them with ambition.
Now they are not only back, they are competing for everything.
And just look at what’s been done in the UEFA Nations League.
What characterises the new Netherlands?
The universe of players has changed. What initially meant one of the strongest hits in its history, today is one of its main virtues: the generational change.
Not only did they introduce new faces, but they took the whole team to the next level.
We don’t know if it’s like 2010, but it’s quite competitive.
In addition, these new players already leave a pleasant impression and their age shows that they still have a lot to grow, as Matthijs de Ligt, who doubles with Virgil van Dijk.
Gentlemen, a pair of Ligt-van Dijk. This is no small thing.
Probably have much more than the best duo of central level selection. A midfielder with Barça DNA, a renewed Memphis, a Wijnaldum surrounded by the best.
Everything matters, but the best thing is when everything contributes. And that’s the way it is in Holland.
In turn, Ronald Koeman is a qualified coach, with experience and knowledge of Dutch football. He knows what he can do and, for the moment, has every confidence in the project.
It’s the man, it’s him.
We can’t let another aspect like the growth of today’s major Dutch clubs escape from us. Ajax, for example, not only eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League, but is also creating agreements with Barcelona to develop talents.
Blessed be Rinus Michels, damn it. Something like that.
And yes, a lot of things encompass the good moment that Holland is going through, but everything can be summed up in one word: project.
This includes investments, ideas, agreements, treaties and everything that adds up. It’s the key.
Do we expect great things from the new orange? Of course they will, because they will come. And we don’t want to be out of date when that happens because… it could be tomorrow.