The Netherlands and Ukraine played the most exciting match of the European Championship so far on Sunday evening. A goalless match in the first half ended with a score of 3-2 against Orange.
The Netherlands jumped to a 2-0 lead shortly after the first half, but Ukraine tied the score with just over 10 minutes to play. In the 85th minute, Frank de Boer’s team won the match with a header from Super Denzel Dumfries.
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– RTÉ Voetbal (RTE Football) June 13, 2021
Kane and Neville talk about European Championship expectations in the Netherlands
“They were so much fun,” Roy Keane told ITV, before quickly dismissing the Dutch’s chances of winning the tournament for a second time.
“We had a good frenzy here to watch. It was great to see that in terms of entertainment, but the Netherlands is at the back, the Ukraine is at the back, forget about it in the final stages of the competition – the real big teams will discover them.
“They found a way to win, but what frustrates me and makes me angry is that we are talking about what the team looks like, but this is about international footballers who don’t master the basics of football, covering the ground for five or ten metres.”
Gary Neville was from a similar viewpoint to Kane.
“They can gain some confidence, but it looks like there’s still a lot of work to do to get that structure right to play against the big teams,” Neville said.
“They are not good enough in terms of their individual players. You could say some teams don’t have a structure, but then the individual players will start doing something. They don’t really have the best players.”
“I’m with Roy, I don’t think they are. [going] anywhere in this tournament.