This is a bit of good news for a Dutch side that failed to qualify for Euro 2016, falling behind the likes of Iceland, Czech Republic and Turkey in their qualification group.
Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink said that he was wearing his bullet-proof vest against the criticism levelled against him and his team.
Ahead of their international friendly against Netherlands, Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque said that the focus of his side would not rest on taking revenge from their defeat in last year’s World Cup.
As Guus Hiddink draws closer to the end of his managerial career he must sacrifice the dream of a grand farewell for the greater good of Dutch football. There have been 2 great national football teams in the last 20 years or so – the French team of Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry & Patrick Vieira and the Spanish team of Xavi, Andres Iniesta & Iker Casillas. These two teams were successful for a period of 5 years, give or take and in that period won everything there was to win as far as international honours were concerned. But both of these teams had very inglorious endings, something which their legendary players did not deserve to go through. While the French were dumped out of the 2002 World Cup the Spanish were undone in this summer’s showpiece. The reasons for this were twofold. Firstly, it is no big secret that the best sides have one thing in common – hunger & […]