Guest of Top of the Foot this Thursday evening on RMC, former Dutch midfielder OM Boudewijn Zenden spoke of the situation in the Netherlands before the start of the Euro.
His French is always impeccable, but it is good Dutch football of which he is a specialist. Former OM midfielder and Batavian international, Boudewijn “Bolo” Zenden was this Thursday evening guest of Top of the Foot, on RMC. The opportunity for the assistant coach of PSV Eindhoven to discuss the state of the Dutch selection, a big week before the start of the Euro (June 11-July 11) and the day after the friendly against Scotland ( 2-2).
“It was a friendly match, there is nothing special to take away,” said Zenden, after the mixed performance of Frank de Boer’s men. Nothing, except the double of Memphis Depay, which twice allowed the Netherlands to equalize. “He is certainly a player who can score goals, create something. He has done that a lot of times in Lyon, as you have seen, notes the ex-Olympian. He is a leader, someone. one who can do beautiful things. He is also someone who needs freedom to deploy his game. “
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But? “But I believe the Netherlands should play as a team, Zenden continues. It’s not just Depay who is going to make us win games, you have to think about teamwork. And to be honest, we are not not yet at the best level if I compare to other countries like France. “
On the subject of the Blues, Bolo Zenden apparently appreciated the return of Karim Benzema. “With him you are even stronger, he observes. What he has done in recent years at Real Madrid was really a Galactico. He missed the France team, even if we know why (he was not there). With Benzema in the Blues you are very strong. But you have everything to lose. “