December 4, 2022

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Raphael van der Vaart is very tough on 'overestimating the Red Devils' and Hans Vanaken in particular: 'He can't do anything about it'

Raphael van der Vaart is very tough on ‘overestimating the Red Devils’ and Hans Vanaken in particular: ‘He can’t do anything about it’

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On the Dutch public radio station NOS, Raphael van der Vaart and Pierre van Hooydonk were analysts during the Belgium-Netherlands period. Especially Van der Vaart was very difficult for the Belgians after 1-4.

Martin Delvauxsource: NOS

“Belgium was really disappointing,” the former midfielder for Ajax, Hamburg, Real Madrid and Tottenham did not hide the truth. “The Red Devils were really weak. We overestimated them all. In the first half, the Netherlands really paid very little for their dominance. 0-1 was coming in for a while.” I put in a great performance, but Belgium … this is De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard, Mertens.” You sometimes hear about the Belgian league. Then you hear Vanaken and Fanaken and Fanaken. So he can’t do anything about it. That might be a little harsh. But then I heard it’s good and sometimes it shoots a few pictures. And then I expect something. But then he is replaced after the inning.”

Feyenoord Memorial Pierre van Hoydonk was particularly positive about Orange. “The Netherlands were so good that they made Belgium play so badly. The Belgians didn’t even dare put any pressure on them because they played in a completely ridiculous way. The orange was supreme. And then Boyata appeared in the back with the Belgians… He didn’t know if he was going to cover on Bergwijn or moves to Klaassen.”

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