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Netherlands Euro 2024 squad guide: Big names like Van Dijk and De Jong, but still lacking firepower

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The Netherlands’ performance in recent years has not matched their past successes. The impact of Ronald Koeman as manager is up for debate, but if they can address their positional weaknesses and work better as a team, they have the talent to compete in Euro 2024. Koeman returned for his second term as Netherlands manager without much excitement. Although his recent club roles were not successful, his previous stint as national team manager was more positive. The team secured qualification for Euro 2020 and reached the final of the first Nations League under his guidance. Koeman’s public criticism of players has drawn criticism, and there are concerns about the team’s age profile and lack of elite attacking options. The Netherlands also face challenges in the left wing-back position and the fitness of key players like Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong. The team is known for its strength in center-backs but may struggle against low-block defenses. Despite low expectations, the Netherlands will aim to perform well in Euro 2024.