Koeman believes in his team

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes that his team is developing well and that they should be able to challenge the best teams in Europe very soon. He said that the team is undergoing a rebuilding phase but he is sure that they are making progress gradually.

Indeed the Netherlands were not qualified for the last World Cup in Russia and has since then appointed a new coach in Ronald Koeman. The latter said that there is a big task ahead of him as he seeks to build a team that will be able to compete at the next Euros.
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Koeman Authenticate Mazraoui Talks: “A Sober Option For Netherlands”

Ronald Koeman, the Netherlands national team boss has confirmed that he has a long talk with Noussair Mazraoui Ajax right-back. And the talk was about choosing Oranje over Morocco. He is a talented player and now at the young age of 20. He was born in the Netherlands, but at the youth level, he represented Morocco and he was on the standby list of the clubs for the World Cup.

In an interview Koeman revealed that he had a conversation with Mazraoui and he believes that the player is a good option for the slot on the right-back in the national team of Dutch.

In the interview, He said, “last Thursday, I spoke to him and it was the afternoon time. Our conversation lasted for quite a long time. His agent and I had a large conversation and there were four people present. During our talk, we indicated him what we want and what we expect from him when he will be the part of the team. We assured him that in the coming time, for the right back position, he will be a serious option.

 “These days, he had many choices and now he has to make a choice, as he is being called for Morocco probably. But, what I personally believe that a player won’t come for conversation and will listen to our story if he had made up his mind for Morocco already.

“During our talk, we have indicated that we have been a new period and now we are giving a chance to new talents a chance.” He further added that on the basis of our conversation and how got separated and looking at the way he was replying, now we have a bit more hope than what we had before.”