Monday. Gelsenkirchen. Germany – Holland 2:2. Ronald KOEMAN. Photo: Reuters

Explorer “SE” – about one of the participants “Final four” of the League of Nations.

When after the draw of the League of Nations was revealed that rivals the Dutch got the French and the Germans, the vast majority of sober-minded orange fans mentally sent a team to the second division. And sighed, sparing a new coach, Ronald Koeman.

It is unlikely that many expected who have suffered a disaster, the team will be able to survive in a trio of football with such “monsters”. Missed the world and European Championships – and it will survive the fall. Nothing to worry about.

But Holland not only survived and retained a place in division A. She made it to the final four, at the same time knocking out longtime rivals from neighboring Germany in the second echelon.

In 10 games in 2018, the Dutch defeated Portugal, Peru, France and Germany. Draws with Slovakia, Italy, Belgium and Germany. And lost only to England and France. Strong rivals, good results. Or do you not agree?

And this miracle is the name of cumaná. After what you’ve done with it Guus Hiddink and the Royal football Union of the country, do not cease to treat Ronaldo with great respect. He behaved like a man and proved that he is a real coach.

In 2014 he had to become the successor of Louis van Gala, to take him after the world Cup with a bronze team and to carry out reforms and restructuring. This was discussed for several months, it was implied, this all went.

But. Those who were about to appoint Koeman, suddenly transferred his views on Hiddink. And gave the post to him. Then there were months and years of failures and disappointments. Hiddink, Danny blind, dick Advocaat, none of them had the desired result did not give – on the superiority of Europe and the planet, the Dutch went only by tourists. Their team wasn’t there.

Gone are those who deceived Koeman. Common sense has prevailed. In February of this year, one of the two famous brothers still led the national team of his country. And brought her to the first high-profile success.

In friendly matches Koeman checked the 5-3-2 scheme, play with her, it didn’t work. In the League of Nations often relied on a 4-2-3-1. With rising Depam on the edge. They say that in Manchester already kicking themselves and plan how to return a player from whom not so long ago abandoned. A good Memphis the year that the team that Lyon.

In the attack in the national team he’d have been supported by Babel and Bargain, and a bosom friend of Promes. He was a good Wijnaldum. And, of course, one of the main stars of Ajax – 21-year-old Frankie de Jong, which largely leads the team.

And below, closer to their goal, there were two classy Central defender – tall van Dyck, in the final game sent to the centre of the attack and evened the score, and one star axoid, 19-year-old de Light.

Lucky Kuman, Cillessen, despite the lack of practice at Barcelona, kept good form and helped the team, playing a very reliable.

Orange have a very nice team and good prospects. They certainly will improve talented Kluivert Jr., who will come from the youth team. In addition to his approach, there are still a few players.

Of course, much depends on how the rest of career of Frankie de Jong and de Light. In Ajax does not hide the fact that this is the last season of the Amsterdam talents at home. First and foremost, the future of both tie with Barcelona. But not the fact that the Catalans will be able to withstand the race purses and the competition with Manchester city. PEP Guardiola not averse to take to himself one of aksuskogo Duo.

De Ligt, telling glances and “Juventus”. The guy is showing unusual for his age level of football, although it remains earthly players, allowing for such errors, as in the last match with the Germans. He is good in selection and in riding single combats. And great reading of the game. A favorite of fans of “Ajax”.

De Jong compared to the Busquets. He has a great passing and good dribbling. And the whole career ahead. Although it already plays, as a wise and seasoned veteran.

For the first time in many months in Holland for the occasion. Fans are hoping that he will not end for at least another four years. The contract with Koeman is valid until mid-2022.

Alexander BOBROV, the Sport-Express