The Young Devils narrowly lost to the Dutch Juniors in a practice match in Leuven. In the first half the Netherlands looked too big with his two goals for Bloby. Broby is now moving to his A-team for a new duel against Belgium. After the break Belgium showed resilience but without a victory.


  • 14′ Blobbie 0-1
  • 44′ Blobbie 0-2
  • 73′ Deman 1-2

The young Devils went undefeated in their qualifying campaign for the European Championship, but now they know what losing is. Especially the first half of Leuven was looking for the Belgian. Ajax talent Brian Broby made defense difficult. OHL defender Pretinks had no story for the striker’s first goal.

Shot again just before half time. It was Timber who attacked with subtle heels. And Blobby didn’t hesitate to finally put in a cross with his head. The striker has joined the real Orange and looks ready to face Belgium again, with three players out due to injury, so he’ll jump in there.

National coach Jackie Mattheisen was not satisfied after the first half and threw six new players between the lines. They switched to his four-man defense and the Belgian team also had more Grint. Jeremy Doc was especially good after returning from injury.

He harassed the Netherlands with his speed and pushed the ball in front of Demann’s feet: 1-2. Belgium remained boss after that, but no further goals were scored. Belgium, for example, are losing heading into a new practice match against France.

Jackie Mathissen (national coach): “We know and have experienced that the Netherlands are a very good team. They were also good, but nevertheless we had x chances before half time and at least we got a draw. did it. “

“Our reaction in the second half has been very positive. We have adjusted some things and made some substitutions. We’ve had fewer substitutions and substitutions, and that’s how we’ve remained competitive to the end.”

“You see, we could beat San Marino 7-0, but it doesn’t do us any good. We have a lot of games.”

First goal for the Netherlands national team

Source: Sporza


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