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Tuesday May 4 2021
De Boer: 'Memphis would do well at Juve or Inter'

Holland CT Frank de Boer admitted he can picture Olympique Lyonnais star Memphis Depay at Inter or Juventus. ‘He will not be distracted by the rumours’.

The 27-year-old’s contract with Lyon expires in June and the Netherlands international has attracted interest form the European giants ahead of the summer.

De Boer is not worried about the rumours distracting the forward ahead of Euro 2020, but admitted he doesn’t know where he will play next season.

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Tuesday May 4 2021
De Boer: 'I'm very happy for De Vrij and Inter'

Former Inter coach Frank de Boer, currently the CT of Holland, said he’s ‘very happy’ for Stefan de Vrij and the Nerazzurri.

The Netherlands coach congratulated the Beneamata for having won their first Scudetto since 2009-10.

“I’m very happy for Stefan and for all of Inter in general,” De Boer told Tuttosport. “Starting with the fans.

“We are talking about a top club, it’s nice that they have returned to victory as a gift for years of domination by Juve.”

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Tuesday May 4 2021
De Vrij praises 'passionate and demanding' Conte

Inter defender Stefan de Vrij praised ‘passionate and demanding’ Antonio Conte, and said he feels ‘fresh and fit’ ahead of Euro 2020 with Holland.

The centre-back has helped Conte’s men lift the Scudetto this season and played 31 Serie A games in the process.

The 29-year-old said working with Conte made him ‘understand why he’s so successful’ and revealed the Nerazzurri know ‘everything about our opponents’.

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Thursday April 8 2021
Karsdorp: 'I'm returning to my true level'

Roma full-back Rick Karsdorp feels he’s returning to his ‘true level’ and keeps ‘working to deserve’ a place in the Netherlands squad.

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The Dutch 26-year-old moved to Roma in July 2017 but didn’t convince in his first seasons at the Olimpico.

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Saturday April 3 2021
Braaf starts for Udinese

Manchester City loanee Jayden Braaf starts his first match for Udinese against Atalanta today.

The 18-year-old has played 14 minutes in Serie A so far this term, when he replaced Fernando Llorente in the 1-0 win over Fiorentina on February 28.

Braaf moved to Udinese on loan with an option to buy in February and will get a chance to show off his abilities against Gian Piero Gasperini’s men today.

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Wednesday March 24 2021
Calhanoglu's Turkey crush De Ligt's Holland

Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu scored a spectacular goal when Turkey hammered Matthijs de Ligt’s Netherlands 4-2.

Burak Yilmaz was the hero of the 2022 World Cup qualifier, as he bagged a hat-trick including a penalty.

Calhanoglu had the pick of the goals straight after the restart, a ferocious strike from distance to stun Tim Krul.

The Dutch tried to fight back and got it to 3-2 with goals in quick succession from substitutes Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong, but Memphis Depay had a stoppage-time penalty saved by Ugurcan Cakir.

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Tuesday March 9 2021
De Ligt: 'The art of defending...'

Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt said ‘the art of defending is to always expect the worst’ and admitted he learns from the veterans at the Old Lady.

The Dutch centre-back arrived from Ajax in July 2019 and the 21-year-old said he he enjoys his time at the Allianz Stadium.

“I’m where I want to be and where I can learn as much as possible,” De Ligt told The Telegraph.

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Monday March 8 2021
Report: Juventus won't sell De Ligt

Juventus, who might be open to let some of their stars leave this summer, have reportedly told agent Mino Raiola that Matthijs de Ligt is not for sale.

Calciomercato.com reports the Old Lady are considering the future of some of their biggest stars, as the loss of €113.7m recorded in the first half of the campaign forces the club to make careful assessments of the transfer market.

For this reason, the big names in the squad aren’t ruled out when the Bianconeri study the possibilities to cash in.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
De Zerbi: 'Locatelli dominated Wijnaldum'

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi claims only Lionel Messi is better at taking men on than Jeremie Boga, while Manuel Locatelli ‘dominated Georginio Wijnaldum.’

The Neroverdi have been the surprise package of the Serie A season so far and sit in second place, still unbeaten.

This form has also seen their talents make it to the Italy team, with Locatelli impressing in the Nations League victories over Poland and the Netherlands.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Italy's goal conundrum continues

Italy were held to a 1-1 stalemate by the Netherlands and Giancarlo Rinaldi points out the Azzurri are still looking for that somebody to turn control into goals.

There is a curious kind of torture that football sometimes reserves for coaches who once played the game at the highest level. The sport can cruelly provide them with a squad of players which is crying out for the qualities their boss boasted back when they were still lacing up their boots. And how Roberto Mancini would love to give his Azzurri a little dose of one of his greatest gifts - composure.

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