Dutch media puts national football team in a bad light, after removal of the European Championship from Poland and Ukraine. “Clockwork Orange” left outside the competition since the group stage, with the weakest performance from the tournament history final participations: 0 points after three matches.
The three defeats in the “group of fire”, with Denmark (0-1), Germany (1-2) and Portugal (1-2) have “capped” journalists, who face the “cold” to eliminate premature Netherlands at Euro 2012, that from 1980 left outside the final tournament group stage.
“Without winning a single point, the Dutch national team left with tail between legs European Championship from Poland and Ukraine. Our team is the first elimination in the final tournament group stage from Euro 1980. In Poland and Ukraine, signs appeared good from the start, Netherlands losing the games with Denmark and Germany”, notes “De Telegraaf”.
The Dutch have looked in vain an escape that would ensure qualification in the quarterfinals. Portugal lost their worth in front, leaving the group tournament for the first time in 32 years. Three matches, three defeats, zero points. Little can be said about the performance of World Cup finalists at the last tournament in Poland and Ukraine”, wrote the journalists from “Parool”.
The counter performance of Bert van Marwijk’s boys have not remained indifferent to journalists from “Volkskrant”: “Who are the 11 losers?”. The culprits include players, coach or staff members such as national team doctor, director of the Dutch Football Federation, press officer, or even responsible for finding accommodation during the tournament.