The Netherlands traveled to Gibraltar on Tuesday in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The Oranje won 7-0 at the 195th nation in the Fifa rankings. But their captain, Georgino Wijnaldum would have liked even greater success.
Thirty-five shots to zero, 80% possession of the ball, 708 successful passes against 183. And a final score of 7-0 in favor of the visitors. The Netherlands’ victory in Gibraltar on Tuesday in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers looks more like an execution than a football match. On the small rock located in the south of Spain, the Oranje showed their superiority, even if they only opened the scoring in the 41st.
“We missed a lot of opportunities”
Memphis Depay scored twice, Steven Berghuis, Luuk de Jong, Donyell Malen and Donny van de Beek also scored. Just like Georgino Wijnaldum. But the Liverpool midfielder has not been fully satisfied after this festival. Faced with the 195th Fifa ranking, the Batavian captain would have liked to see the nets of the Victoria Stadium (5,000 places) even more damaged.
“If we had been told before the game that we would win 7-0, I think everyone would have been happy with this result. But in the end, we are a little bit disappointed because we missed a lot of opportunities. could have been more important “, explained on NOS TV the one who is announced close to FC Barcelona.
Outpaced by Turkey
Despite a small deficit of address in the first period, Depay is happy to be satisfied with this demonstration on a territory which has about 34,000 inhabitants. Or less than cities like Saint-Raphaël, Neuilly-sur-Marne or Thonon-les-Bains. “It’s a good result, believes the OL striker. The goals came later than we expected but at least they arrived.
We continued to believe in it and things worked out at the end. “After this final victory, the Netherlands are second in Group G, behind Turkey, tied with Montenegro and Norway.