Analysis | Unprecedented duel in the quarter-finals

Analysis | Unprecedented duel in the quarter-finals
Analysis | Unprecedented duel in the quarter-finals

Being two of the strongest teams in the European Championship, Netherlands and Türkiye they will see each other’s faces Tomorrow at 9:00 pm at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Backed by their good results So far, both combined They hope to be among the four best teams in the tournament. and continue dreaming of getting into the end of July 14th. With footballers differentials on both teams, any small detail can tip the balance in favor of one or the other. Those of Koeman part as favoritesalthough, at this stage of the tournament, Favoritism is worthless forks very difficult to predict a winner.

  • Key nuances of the meeting

Tomorrow’s will be the first duel between Ronald Koeman and Vincenzo Montella. Both coaches They have done a great job during the tournament. The Dutch They defeated tough Romania by a resounding 3-0 while lThe Turks suffered to defeat Austria with a Double for the great absentee in tomorrow’s match, Merih Demiraland the Miraculous saves by Mert Gunok to maintain the 1-2. The Dutch They have only reached the semi-finals of the European Championship in 1988.where they were proclaimed champions.

Marco Van Basten and Ruud Gullit at Euro 1988/Source: profebet

We must go back to 2021 for find the most recent precedents of this tight duelthe year in which the turcos They hit first with a 4-2 in March and the “Orange” He responded by endorsing a humiliating 6-1 in September. Both parties were in the qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatarbut tomorrow’s duel will be in an unprecedented scenario for this rivalry.

  • Approaches and strengths of both teams

He Netherlands-Türkiye It aims to be a duel one of those that hooks you from the beginning. With Two attractive teams with great playershe the show is on tomorrow in Berlin. Demiral’s departureafter a controversial far-right gesture by scoring against the Austrians, it will be a noticeable absence for the men of Morellawho will not be able to count on tomorrow the leader of the Turkish rearguard in recent clashes.

Netherlands: No news from Holland

It’s been a long time since Netherlands stopped being Holland and to play as such to search a different style of play to its former name. Blurring from previous generations from Dutch football, Koeman proposes aggressive and forceful football even when not having had any effect in Barcelonaseems to be quite effective at the helm of the “Oranje”. With a line of 4 guarding Bart Verbruggen’s goal, Nathan Aké y Denzel Dumfries They will be in charge of covering the sides left and right, respectively. Stefan De Vrij will be the dance partner of the captain and leader of the Dutch defence, Virgil Van Dijk. The Liverpool centre-back is The great defensive asset of the orange teamwhich is protected by its leadership and determination to achieve the Euro semi-finals.

Van Dijk smiling during a warm-up/Source: X

In the engine room, Tijani Reijnders will form a double pivot as a holding midfielder with Jerdy Schouten. The Dutch midfielders will be crucial so that the Turkish attackers do not associate inside and be it to them very uncomfortable to combine among themselves. In front of the “5” will appear Xavi Simons. The Dutch pearl averages one assist every 95 minutes of play in the tournament and will try to be that tomorrow electric and differential footballer that your country needs. If Simons is fit, the Turks will suffer a lot and will be forced to pile on the midfielder. of the Paris Saint Germain for prevent him from having time to think and filter dangerous balls.

He attack of the Netherlands has some of the best players in the tournament. Con Steven Bergwjin on the right and Memphis Depay in the centre, Hungry and wanting to be that difference-maker in the playoffs that we have already seen with Atlético de Madrid, will form a A trident of great quality along with one of the top scorers of the present edition of the European Championship. Cody Steel, very discreet in a Liverpool where he has not had much prominenceIt has been completely uncovered in Germany during the Eurocup. Gakpo the headwith permission from the famous “right”, the list of top scorers of the tournament along with other great sensations of the competition. The Dutch winger is, by far, the footballer Ronald Koeman’s team is more in shapebeing a player who combines technique and power with a sublime and accurate shot. The Turks, aware of the state of form of the Dutch striker, they will try to make the game impossible for the “11” tomorrow night.

Strengths: The “British Orange”

Being a combination strong in any demarcationneedless to say, Netherlands The two footballers who play for Liverpool are entrusted as their high hopes in the Eurocup. And Van Dijk imperialas usual, and a very inspiring Gakpo Are the assets in defense and attack of a team solid and with a lot of wardrobe. Frimpong and Malen are some of the players to keep in mind for Ronald Koeman, In case the match is and tied up. All this added to being one of the regular applicants to the title make the Dutch a team that Türkiye You must prove your best version if you want to defeat them.

Netherlands before a Euro match/Source: Netherlands national team

Türkiye: hit, but not sunk

Aware of the drop of Merih Demiral in the axis of the rear by one negligence of Al-Alhi footballer in the celebration of one of his goals in the round of 16, Montella will approach tomorrow’s match with a defense made up of two playersopening a range of options among which are Abdulkerim Bardakci, Kaan Ayhan and Samet Akaydinwho will guard the goal of Because Gunok. On the sides, Mert Muldur and Ferdi Kadioglu They will presumably start in defense, a decision that will determine whether Montella comes out with three central defenders or with twoIf there were three footballers in the centre of defence, Muldur and Kadioglu will join the midfield turco.

This demarcation will be made up of Salih Ozcan and Hakan Calhanogluwhat returns after missing the round of 16 due to suspension. Inter midfielder He can play in any position within the midfieldin which heart we believe that it will start tomorrow. Without too much to highlight in the Tiurco midfield, rather than describing it as a very physical line whose members fight for every ball without fear of getting a cardthe Turkey forward is he main course from this selection.

Güler with the Man of the Match trophy in Turkey’s Euro 2024 debut/Source: UEFA Euro 2024

Retouching the scheme the other day against Austria compared to what we have seen on previous occasions, Kenan Yildiz Arda Güler will start on the left sidewhich we will talk about now, will do so by right y Baris Yilmaz will be at the top. All eyes will be on Laughs, Idol of Turkish fans since he signed for Real Madrid last summer. The Ankara pearl is the Great hope of the Turks to be in the Eurocup semi-finalswhich would mean his first appearance in that round of the tournament.

Strong points: Güler and ten more

The Turkish offensive game will pass through the boots of the young Real Madrid player in every dangerous action of the Ottomans. Güler is the star of a team that is making history in the tournament and that He hopes to continue to win the rounds with his young promise. Besides of Real Madrid genius, Türkiye stands out for being a tough and difficult team to attack. Given the They fight for every ball without fear of being warned.. The The forcefulness of the Turkish game is another of his great assets that, united Talented by Gulerthey can catapulting the Ottomans to international success.

Turkish dressing room after the passage to the quarterfinals/Source: Turkish national team
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