The 2 gamers have been in contact
Frenkie de Jong’s Netherlands facet tackle the USMNT on Saturday within the first Spherical of 16 sport on the 2022 World Cup.
The fixture sees the midfielder come up in opposition to Sergino Dest, and he admits he has been in contact with the full-back forward of the encounter.
“Yes I have had brief contact with him. But even before it was known that we would play against them. I think he likes it, a special match for him too. We will see,” he mentioned.
“I’ve seen America twice now I think. Watched two games. I think it’s a very strong team. They have a lot of energy, speed, strength, quite a young team with a lot of potential. So America really left a good impression on me.”
The Netherlands are favourites to progress to the quarter-finals and De Jong is feeling good about his staff’s possibilities.
“We have a lot of confidence in ourselves. In the team. I think we have shown we are a very strong team. I don’t think we have lost a single game under this coach. I think 18 now,” he mentioned.
“Turned first within the group with Ecuador and Senegal, that are sturdy international locations. I feel they’re very a lot underestimated by many individuals within the Netherlands.
“We have a very good team. Lots of quality. I think we are strong as a team. And we haven’t shown our best game yet.”
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The winners of the sport will go on to play both Australia or Argentina within the quarters.