Three games, three group wins, full points and first place.
It is undisputed that the opponents were not scary, Ukraine, Austria and Northern Macedonia, however in at least the first three games the “Tulips” responded on the field to the criticism they received, even from the Dutch fans themselves for the way the game that, according to to them, is not as much fun as they would have liked, meaning is not Johan Cruiyff’s with friends game, but anyway the Netherlands showed that it is not a team not to be considered.
They returned to a major competition after two catastrophic failures in a row, where they failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship and above all could not secure a ticket to the 2018 World Cup and it is not easy to recover the strength after two such shocks.
If we move to individuals, the Netherlands has high-level elements. Frankie de Jong is a born conductor, from the way he moves to how he leads the symphony and how he orchestrates the choir. Gorgino Wijnaldum seems to have found the maximum form in this European, strong, attacks any space and physically perfect.
Donyell Malen is a very classy player, just like Memphis Depay, who is able to solve any situation by extracting magic numbers from the cylinder.
Will it make it to the finals, something they have not done since 1988 ?! This is an unanswered question, but it has all the technical and physical possibilities to return to the top of Europe for the second time in history.