Team analysis

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands squad
No.PlayerBornPos.SVKNORFRAESPGSClub
1Paulina Quaye22/07/1997Goalkeeper90909090
2Yvonne Van Schijndel20/08/1997Forward90909084* PSV Eindhoven (NED)
3Vita Van Der Linden04/01/1997Defender65*909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
4Vera ten Westeneind20/03/1998Defender9073*46* CTO Eindhoven Talent Team (NED)
5Maureen Sanders18/07/1997Defender 7+ PSV Eindhoven (NED)
6Nurija van Schoonhoven08/02/1998Midfield45* 1+5+ FC Zwolle (NED)
7Suzanne Admiraal30/01/1997Forward909090901 Telstar (NED)
8Michelle Hendriks10/02/1997Midfield909089*902 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
9Sisca Folkertsma21/05/1997Forward75*90*90902
10Jill Roord22/04/1997Midfield909090905 Arsenal WFC (ENG)
11Soraya Verhoeve28/12/1997Forward90909090 AFC Ajax (NED)
12Kay-Lee de Sanders06/01/1998Defender25+17+44+90 AFC Ajax (NED)
13Ashleigh Weerden07/06/1999Defender909083*90 FC Twente '65 (NED)
14Pleun Raaijmakers15/04/1997Midfield45+909085* PSV Eindhoven (NED)
15Cheyenne Van Den Goorbergh06/09/1997Midfield FC Twente '65 (NED)
16Lize Kop17/03/1998Goalkeeper AFC Ajax (NED)
17Nadine Noordam29/07/1998Forward ADO Den Haag (NED)
18Esmee De Graaf02/08/1997Forward15+1+ 6+ FC Zwolle (NED)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Netherlands coach Jessica Torny

Coach: Jessica Torny
30/09/80
"I think we had a good balance this year – it was a great collective; really a team. Holland is not a country to go back, we must go forward. Eight players will go on to the national team for three or four training sessions, I hope. It's a really big step, though."

Netherlands team analysis

Netherlands team analysis

  • Strong build-up from the back with excellent wing play leading to the majority of their goals.
  • Build-up play with patient passing, using the left wing as a preference with full-back Ashleigh Weerden (No13) able to run with ball and get involved in attacks with her overlapping and passing.
  • Use of diagonal balls as an alternative build-up for attacks, exploiting the long range passing skills of their centre-backs, particularly Kay-Lee de Sanders (No12).
  • Powerful, fast, technically strong wingers Suzanne Admiraal (No7) and Soraya Verhoeve (No11), attacking the space and entering one against one situations.
  • Used two controlling midfielders with Michelle Hendriks (No8) dictating the tempo and direction of the game.
  • Very intelligent transitions from defence to attack, trying to find players deep or in space – wherever they saw the most potential to break the opponents' defence.
  • Organised their defensive shape quickly and then kept it well when they lost possession.
  • Jill Roord (No10) linked the game well between the lines as the main target and transition player and contributed five goals in four games coming from a deep position.
  • Exerted a compact midfield pressing, remaining narrow and short. Also active, putting good pressure on the opponent in possession.
  • Well-rehearsed and creative set plays in attack.