Netherlands lost to Itlay by 1-0 in the Football League of Nations, yet the coach Dwight Lodeweges praised Azzurri.
“We’ve lost to a very good team that basically makes the same things we do, but they’ve done a lot better tonight,” said interim coach Lodeweges to Uefa.com.
“In the first half, we didn’t support each other enough. It’s not enough to run very fast and work very hard. We weren’t fresh when we took possession of the ball. The spaces were too wide.”
“It’s not fun to lose to a top competitor, but it’s a good chance to benefit from it. We can also take a few more steps forward.”