Sarina Wiegman is of course happy that the European Championship ticket has been received for the Orange Women, although it was not exciting for a moment in the group. The 7-0 victory over Estonia, which secured qualification in Groningen, once again showed that the gap between the Netherlands and many other countries is huge.
‘Jokes have already been made’
“I liked watching it, but it wasn’t a game,” said Wiegman on Friday. The national coach was satisfied with the game of her team against the number 95 in the world, who was 7-0 thanks to goals from Daniëlle van de Donk (two), Jackie Groenen (two), Sherida Spitse, Aniek Nouwen and Katja Snoeijs. reports.
“We kept hunting for goals until the last minute, which is worth a compliment. A big result was also expected, but you have to do it every time. We wanted to express the difference in quality in numbers and we succeeded.”
The fact that Girondins Bordeaux attacker Snoeijs and PSV defender Nouwen signed for their first international hit, made the evening extra special, according to Wiegman. “They have been in the group for a while and are developing well, but they are still young. Everyone gives them a goal, as was also apparent from the reactions of the players during the cheering.”
For Wiegman it was also a separate evening, because she will not experience the European Championship, which will be held in England in 2022, with Orange. The national coach will leave the Netherlands next summer after the Olympic Games in Tokyo and will become the national coach of the English.
In the dressing room I already said: ‘You are going to the European Championship and I am there too, haha.’ Quite a few jokes have already been made. It could be a special confrontation in two years, but that will take a while. I am now only working with the Netherlands and will enjoy it tonight. Glad that the European Championship ticket has been received. “
The Orange squad will play in the European Championship qualification again next Tuesday. The team will visit Kosovo and then a big win is again the goal. All eight group matches so far have been won by the vice world champion, resulting in a striking goal difference of 36 for and three against.