In the shadow of the Dutch national team, the Juniors have also flourished again in recent years. Next week, the team of national coach Erwin van de Looi hopes to qualify for the European Championship.
“It can certainly still go wrong, but it shouldn’t go wrong”, says 48-year-old Van de Looi in the run-up to the duels with Young Gibraltar and Young Cyprus on Thursday and next Tuesday.
After eight years, the Netherlands is back in the final round. And that is no coincidence, as Van de Looi shows.
‘More positive image’
“With team manager Tijn Kruize we asked ourselves the question: what needs to be done to get a more positive image around the Dutch Juniors? That has mainly come down to the small things, but it starts with the involvement that players should feel with the Dutch Juniors. to want to play. If you don’t feel that involvement, you don’t have to come. “
The Dutch Juniors met on Monday, fresh and eager: