Frank De Boer: ‘Czech can be a big problem for the Dutch

Frank De Boer is not bothered whether Holland  appear to have been given an easy ride as they plot a course towards the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 when they tackle the Czech Republic in Budapest on Sunday.

The Oranje finished top of Group C, winning all three matches in Amsterdam on their return to a major international tournament for the first time since the 2014 World Cup

With the likes of Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain all in the other half of the draw, Holland would appear to have a favourable route towards the semi-finals, which will be held at Wembley and could see them come up against England.

De Boer, though, is focused on the here and now, rather than what might lie ahead.

“Which opponents are in form is an afterthought. We have to take care of every game,” the Holland coach said at a press conference.

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“We are now looking at the Czech Republic. We have a big problem with that.

“The route in terms of classification is favourable, but first the focus must be fully on the Czech Republic.”

De Boer added: “What would be a success for this tournament? If we get to the last four, then we have done well.

“Ultimately we want to be getting paraded down the canals (of Amsterdam) on a boat: that is the ultimate goal.

“We not only want to reach the final, but also to win it. Then the tournament is completely successful.”


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