A player who failed at Manchester United becomes a Dutch hero at Euros

On June 16, 2024, the Netherlands won a 2-1 comeback win over Poland in the first leg of the UEFA Euro 2024 Group D match at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany.
On this day, the Netherlands played a difficult game.

Although he took control of most of the game and launched an attack, he was disappointed in the final finish.
Rather, Poland took the lead in the 16th minute of the first half when Adam Buksa headed Piotr Zielinski’s corner kick from the near goal.

The Netherlands was lucky in the 29th minute of the first half when Hakpo’s mid-range shot was deflected by the opponent’s defense and entered the goal, but they seemed to miss other crucial scoring opportunities.
The absence of a reliable striker, which was pointed out as the Netherlands’ biggest disadvantage before the tournament, seemed to be holding the Netherlands back.

Resolver Behorst

The solution was Behorst.
Behorst came on as a replacement for Memphis Depay in the 36th minute of the second half and energized the team with an impressive performance even in a short period of time.

He utilized his 197cm tall height to stay at the front and help develop the attack.
The Dutch attackers, who had a lot of stamina due to the replacement of all starting attackers, including Doniel Malen and Jeremy Frimpong, launched a strong attack towards the Polish goal.

Behorst even scored a goal himself.
In the 38th minute of the second half, less than two minutes after being substituted, Nathan Ake drove the ball with a good dribble, cut forward a pass into the penalty box, and connected with a left-footed shot, shaking the net.

It was a work of art created by unwavering physicality and precise shooting at the goal despite being under defensive pressure.

Behorst’s decisive power

Behorst has not been able to settle down in one place, having rented three times in the past two years.
This appears to be because Burnley, who moved with great enthusiasm from Wolfsburg, a team participating in the UEFA Champions League in the winter of 2022, was relegated after half a season.

Besiktas, which played in the first half of the 2022-2023 season, and Manchester United, which played in the second half, were hardly a match for Behorst.
In particular, Manchester United continued to remain silent to the point where they were unable to score even a single goal in the league.

This season, he went to Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga on a simple loan without a full signing clause, and there he performed well with 7 league goals and 3 assists.
Ahead of the Euros, he improved his performance as a member of the Netherlands national team.

In the Euro 2024 qualifiers, he scored three goals and helped the Netherlands qualify.
In the four friendly matches played this year, he showed off his decisive ability by scoring a total of three goals despite being a substitute.

And in the game against Poland, he showed consistent skills and gave the Netherlands three points.

by 토토사이트

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