Van Gaal confident that the Netherlands will qualify for the 2022 World Cup

Van Gaal confident that the Netherlands will qualify for the 2022 World Cup

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said he was confident his country’s success in securing qualification for the 2022 World Cup next week, but warned that the upcoming match against Montenegro would not be easy.

Van Gaal returned to lead the mills in his third term in coaching the Netherlands and led his country in 5 matches without losing, where he drew once and then won four matches, and leads Group G by two points.

The Netherlands will play Montenegro outside the home on Saturday in the penultimate match in Group G of the qualifiers, and then they will meet Norway in Rotterdam on Tuesday at the top of the group and the direct qualification for the 2022 World Cup, as they are currently leading the group by two points from Norway.

“Of course, only qualification is important, and that has been the goal since my appointment,” Van Gaal told a news conference.

The coach, who scored 17 goals against Turkey, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar, added: We played in a clear attacking way in all the matches, although this was possible against such opponents.

And he continued: But we were also attacking against Norway, and you can follow the statistics.

But the Netherlands need a win away to Montenegro on Saturday to be in a strong position in the group when they face Norway.

About the Montenegrin players, Van Gaal said: “Individual potential is high among the opponent’s players. Don’t forget that we were the lowest at home in the first 20 minutes when we came out victorious in September.

He continued: “We only started to play better when the wings moved in the right place, and after that we managed to excel and get a good result.

Van Gaal took over after the departure of Frank de Boer following the Dutch national team’s exit from the last 16 of the European Championship this summer.

The Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but finished third in the tournament finals in Brazil in 2014.

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