Last night Holland could only get a draw against Turkey on home soil, and the equalizer came from Huntelaar two minutes into stoppage time.
Daley Blind challenges Burak Yilmaz last night
Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat were both on the bench last night, and Daryl isn’t very happy about that.
Daryl said yesterday he wants face to face talks with famous Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, who hasn’t done well since he took over from Louis van Gaal after they finished in 3rd place in the World Cup last summer.
Currently Holland are in 3rd place in Group A for Euro 2016, after it seemed that a Burak Yilmaz goal after 37 minutes could have given Turkey a famous win.
But the late Holland equalizer means they remain 2 points above Turkey in Group A, and if they had lost they would have dropped to 4th place.
The Czech Republic are top on 13 points after five games, and Iceland are second on 12 points with Holland 3rd on 7 points from five games, which includes two defeats.
The Czech Republic could only draw at home to Latvia, who now have just 3 points from 5 games, and the equalizer for the home side came from Pilar in stoppage time.
Iceland easily won 3-0 at Kazakhstan.
Holland’s next game in Group A is on 12th June at Latvia, but they have a friendly on Tuesday night at home to Spain, and maybe Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat will get a game,
If that happens we hope they will return uninjured to Newcastle on Wednesday.
Daryl is unhappy at being left out of the Holland team since he made that terrible mistake in early September at the Czech Republic and Vaclav Pilar scored the winner (2-1 win) in stoppage time.
This is what Daryl Janmaat has said before the game last night to De Telegraaf, about being left out of the side after his costly error:
“I was surprised that I was not there anymore because I had played regularly for the previous two years in succession.”
“I have not had the chance to talk to the coach about it. We will in the coming days, quite a bit of time talking to each other, we now have plenty of time. It is something I don’t do by phone. I do prefer face to face.”
“I made a mistake, it was just a bad time, but we are now half a year later. I have learned from it and it will not affect me.”
“You can’t immediately turn things around with the Dutch team. When it is your club you have an immediate opportunity to make up for what has happened.”
“I do not have to prove myself again though I’m 25, and it does not make sense that I would have to prove myself once again.”
“I come here to do my best and play as well as possible, everybody knows what I can do, and as for myself, I know that as well.”
Maybe both Newcastle players will start the game against Spain – but as we said we just hope they don’t pick up any injuries – Newcastle are short enough of players right now.
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