Will Koeman Revive Netherlands?
Well, that’s the biggest question in the world today; and Koeman certainly has the biggest job in the universe. Will Koeman revive the Netherlands and resuscitate the Netherland national team from its doldrums? We would just never know until the team faces England this Friday and performs magic. Koeman is not new to the game of football though. He became a legend from the 1988 Euros cup. That means he is not green when he comes to football. However, there could be a clear difference between being good on the field and celebrated on the as a genius player and deploying management tactics to training players for optimum performance. Not many star players will well transcend to being a coach. A handful had done it before, but that does not happen every day. Koeman has once being quoted as being “crazy about football” since he left Everton. However, being “crazy about football” and training players well are two different things. That is why the questions on everybody’s mind have been: can he do it? Will he be able to give the Netherlands a new face? Will he save the team and give them a sterling position they have never attained?
A History of Loses
The Netherland national team has a long history of loses. Also, there have been a string of coaches attempt to revive them and help them save face. Louis van Gaal tried with them and just when everybody thought the team might be on to something great, they to the 2014 World Cup and performed not really up to expectation as they finished third place. In retrospect, one would see that the 2014 World Cup outing has been their best so far in a long time. Following after Louis van Gaal left the team, Guus Hiddink, Danny Blind, and Dick Advocaat have all tried reviving the team all to no avail. Hiddink never stayed long as he left immediately he saw efforts on the team were not going as planned during the Euro 2016 qualification. Blind joined the team after and never stayed long too, but not without giving the team a lit bit facelift. When Advocaat joined them, he too left when the same situation that discouraged Hiddink also reared its ugly head following the campaign for the upcoming World Cup. If you do not know where best to bet in support of your favourite teams in the coming Russia 2018, check Betenemy for the hottest bookmakers’ reviews.
A Shadow of its Best Self
The Netherland team has always been facing one shame after another that it is very difficult not to pity their predicament. Their recent meetings Iceland gave them two whopping loses months barely after they came back from the tournament in Brazil. The Netherland is surely a shadow of its best self. A team that was ranked high in 2014 now ranked so low at 21st on the current FIFA ranking. With the odds in favour of Koeman, Efbet, the first licensed bookmarker in Bulgaria is the best place to show your undoubted support for Koeman and his team.
One of Koeman’s biggest mission now will be to take the team to Euro 2020. Amidst the many things that could dampen Koeman right now, there is still some silver lining. There are Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij at center-back. Also, there are bigger prospects with Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake and Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt.