11:24  ,  November 26, 2022

Van Gaal: We were poor in terms of ball possession

The head coach of the Netherlands football team, Louis van Gaal, commented on the 1-1 draw with the Ecuador team in the second round of the World Cup group stage match.

“If you want to become world champions, we need to improve a lot, because the quality of the opponents we have yet to face is at a much higher level.

"We didn’t play a good match. We didn’t play well in terms of ball possession and that’s our problem. Also, all the second balls, all the duels, were won by Ecuador. If that happens, then you cannot win. I was satisfied that we drew 1-1 but I was not satisfied with the game," he said.

In the first round, the Dutch team defeated the Senegalese 2-0.

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