Response to 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread 2010-06-07 07:45:00
At 6/6/10 10:31 PM, MrPaPeRBoX wrote: But what lies behind both of them is concerning me, Heitinga, Ooijer, Mathijsen and Van Bronkhornst. The defensive, compared to other teams like Spain and Argentina, we dont really have a good line. Van Bronkhornst was off position against the previous friendly against Hungary and that worries me.
I agree there. The Dutch defense really didn't look that good in the friendly matches against Mexico, Ghana and Hungary. Two mistakes by van Bronkhorst in the last two matches and Mathijsen had a hand in the goal by Ghana as well. With Mexico there was no defender to be found when the guy headed the ball in. I think only van der Wiel is doing well, but mostly from an offensive point of view.
Anyway, if the midfielders aren't stopping the attacks, we're clearly in trouble. I think that makes us pretty vulnerable to teams that play defensively and go for the counter.