Watch list Attackers Orange team

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by feyenoordsoccerfan, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. I'm going to create a watch list for each line in the team, so we can keep track of positions in one place.
    Think it keeps things more tidy.
    So go ahead and fill the thread with players, but please with reasons too!
     
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    Calvin Stengs wordt gefeliciteerd na zijn wonderschone treffer. © BSR Agency
    Wonderschone pegel Stengs hoogtepunt bij eenvoudige zege Jong Oranje

    EK-kwalificatieDe vraag is niet óf, maar wanneer Calvin Stengs aansluit bij het grote Nederlands Elftal. Ook gisteravond was de AZ-speler weer de grote man bij Jong Oranje, dat met 0-4 won van Jong Noorwegen. Met negen punten uit drie duels hebben de Nederlandse talenten vooralsnog de maximale score behaald in de EK-kwalificatiepoule.
     
  3. https://www.skysports.com/football/...tial-is-huge-after-breakthrough-year-with-psv
    Adam Bate
    Comment and Analysis @ghostgoal

    Steven Bergwijn's potential is huge after breakthrough year with PSV
    PSV Eindhoven winger has been linked with a move to Tottenham
    Last Updated: 03/07/19 4:51pm

    Steven Bergwijn is a major transfer target this summer after a fine season for PSV but how good is he? Adam Bate gets the thoughts of those who know the Netherlands international best, including the winger's mother and former academy coach, to find out more...

    Capped by Ronald Koeman for the first time in October, it has been a huge season for Steven Bergwijn. After scoring 14 goals for PSV in the Eredivisie campaign, he has been linked with a move to the Premier League or perhaps even a return to boyhood club Ajax. But why is the 21-year-old forward in demand? It's a combination of determination and skill.

    An insight into the mentality that has taken him this far is his response to the seismic decision to leave Ajax at the age of 14 after a fall-out with a youth coach at the club. It was a difficult time, one that Bergwijn's mother Bianca remains reluctant to revisit, but she is happier when talking with pride about the hard work it took to get back on track afterwards.

    "It is such a long ago and too much has been said about this topic already," she tells Sky Sports when asked about that Ajax exit. "Steven has worked so hard to get to where is his now. The amount of training, travel and more, but all with one goal. He always has done everything in his life for that same reason. The love of the game."

    Bergwijn's background
    Bianca says she knew "even when pregnant" that her son would be a footballer and the Bergwijn family's commitment is underlined by the journey that the youngster's father would make to allow his son to continue his development with PSV in Eindhoven.

    "Every day at 6am, his father drove 600 kilometres each day to take Steven to PSV," recalls his mother. "He picked him up again every day at 7pm."

    It proved to be time well spent because it was at the PSV academy, not the famed Ajax one, where Bergwijn would flourish. Edwin de Wijs still remembers the first time that he clapped eyes on the teenager at De Herdgang, the club's renowned training complex.

    "I saw a very little boy who oozed talent," De Wijs tells Sky Sports. "He clearly enjoyed the game, and had great technical and tactical abilities for someone who was only 14 years old."

    Bergwijn has only progressed since then.

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    Bergwijn started out at Ajax but became a star in Eindhoven with PSV
    "Perhaps the biggest talent Steven possesses is that he works each day and every day to become a better player," adds De Wijs. "As well as being a very talented player, Steven is also a wonderful person with a big heart. He is always there for anyone. And it says a lot that I, as a youth trainer, am still in touch with Steven on a regular basis.

    "He also has an incredible individual technique combined with great speed. That, in particular, is what makes Steven a special and valuable player in the Eredivisie."

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    Bergwijn made his international debut for Netherlands in October
    This was Bergwijn's breakthrough campaign, although it is now more than four years since his professional debut versus Heracles in May 2015. He was increasingly involved over the following three seasons, but it is only over the past year that the components of his game have really come together, explains Rik Elfrink, a journalist with Eindhovens Dagblad.

    "He is an incredible talent but he had some problems with scoring goals before 2018," Elfrink tells Sky Sports. "He had a lot of chances and you could see the potential was there, but he just did not score enough goals. What you see now is that he has the goals and the assists. He is a 21-year-old player who still has a lot of potential to improve."

    Bergwijn in stats
    The statistics not only highlight the improvement in Bergwijn's game but also just how rare his talent is. As well as the 14 goals, he also contributed 12 assists - only four players in the Eredivisie were involved in more goals than that in the competition.

    None of those were aged 21 or under. In fact, the only player in that age bracket to be involved in more goals than that in any of the five major leagues this past season was Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe. That should explain why there is a buzz about Bergwijn.

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    His total of 105 successful dribbles in the Eredivisie was more than anyone else and his ability to operate on the left or right wing means that Bergwijn is a versatile opponent too. The decision-making has also improved once his marker is beaten. Only the creative Ajax pairing of Dusan Tadic and Hakim Ziyech completed as many through-balls in the Eredivisie.

    Bergwijn's next step
    All of which was enough to earn Bergwijn an opportunity in the Nations League and while he caused problems for England's Ben Chilwell in the semi-final victory, not everything went his way out in Portugal. However, his admirers remain optimistic. The learning curve continues and what happens next could see him emerge as a genuine European star.

    "Steven has developed himself fantastically and has become one of the best players in the Eredivisie," says De Wijs. "He also has a handful of international matches in his name. But I sincerely believe that he is now ready for the next step in his career. I think that Steven can become an important player at the top level in the years to come."

    Tottenham have been linked with Bergwijn, but they are not alone. Bayern Munich are believed to be keen if their move for Leroy Sane does not come off, while Inter Milan's interest means Italy is a possibility for the player too. But it is the mooted return to Ajax, who have money to spend following their player sales, that is perhaps most intriguing.

    It would be a move home in some respects. But Steven Bergwijn has grown up in more ways than one since the days when he and his father made that long drive to Eindhoven.

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  4. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Probably one of the favorite young talents this day....

    I have been critical on his scoring ability. I think he still has (present tense) problems with scoring goals. He does put himself in very good positions, just needs to convert more chances. I don't have the stats, but would be interesting to see how many of his shots are actually on target - seems like many of them are blocked or off target. This season he has only registered 3 goals, though to his defense, he is playing in a much withdrawn role... more of a shadow striker, also as a "no. 10" plenty at times.

    Usually people are giving Bergwijn credits for his speed. But this season what has been encouraging is seeing him linking up and getting his teammates involved. His assist is going to the roof, 9 so far compared to 13 at all competition last season! Bright future, for sure.
     
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  5. Well, Stengs is in the pre selection of attackers for the last qualies against NI and Slovenia:
    Aanval: Ryan Babel (Galatasaray), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon), Luuk de Jong (Sevilla), Donyell Malen (PSV), Quincy Promes (Ajax), Calving Stengs (AZ) en Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg).
     
  6. I really would have expected to see Boadu in it, as a signal to Africa and him he's part of the Orange future.
    I would have liked his name instead of Weghorst or Luuk. I really hope the combi Koeman and van de Looi arenot screwing things up by keeping him in Young Orange for Young Orange sake. Young Orange isnot an end, it's a means to get players prepped for the big team. Trophee winning by them isnot why we have it.
     
  7. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    el Ghazi with a goal in a 2-1 Villa cup win over Wolverhampton
     
  8. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I hope Janssen can get his career back on track. He should have hung around the Dutch league a little longer and maybe moved to Germany instead of Spurs.
     
  9. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He also had a good game vs liverpool. gave all sort of headach to van dijk. he should get a call by koeman, reason being because of his technically abilities.
     
  10. venema20

    venema20 Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    I've been critical of Bergwijn's finsihing ability in the past and his poor shooting but wow his two goals today showed what he is capable of. Fantastic strikes
     
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  11. gabrielguilarte

    Feb 23, 2016
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Yes, Bergwijn today was amazing, even coming from an injury. Let’s see if he can bring that form to the NT against stronger teams. Another kid that I have a soft spot is Van Bergen, super fast, nice tricks and great vision. He is like a faster Stengs but more inconsistent. I would love for him to go to AZ next year and Stengs to Ajax. Both are 20 only.... future looks bright!!!
     
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  12. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    If Feyenoord and Twente get their academy up to standards even more is possible. Especially the east of the country is an underutilized region.
     
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  13. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    agree. Bergwijn seems to be top notch at eredivsie level. alot will be revealed when he makes that move abroad. At Nt level very soon he will in pecking order.
     
  14. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Very busy and productive weekend for Oranje attackers overall….

    In-form Promes with 2 goals, he has now reached double-digit (10) goals in Eredivisie, joint top-scorer with Malen - who himself returned to the starting lineup after a handful weeks of layoff.

    Boadu scored... extending his streak to 7 matches with at least a goal in all competitions, including the match for the National team. The last time he did not score was back in early October (ironically, he was sent off for two yellow cards in that match vs. Willem II).

    Bergwijn, as already noted, celebrated his return with 2 thunderous goals.

    Stengs with an assist... third-best provider in the league (7 assists overall) behind only to Tadic and Ziyech.
     
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  15. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Promes could have easily had two more goals with some better finishing!
     
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  16. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    im hoping lammers also will make a srong comeback after the winter break. he needs to be in the squad.
     
  17. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Because of scoring some goals in a weak Eredivisie?
     
  18. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    El-Ghazi just scored for Villa against Newcastle
     
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  19. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    He is hungry I tell you.
     
  20. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    I hope someone can step up from now till Mar/Apr and Koeman should test the new young players like Steng, Boadu, Malen, ??? because the attacking depend heavily on Depay now. None of Berghuis, Bergwijn, Promes, L.De Jong, Werghost show that they can be a game changer.
     
  21. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Koeman should take a trip to Mexico and see if Vincent Janssen is back in form. He scored four times for Monterrey.
     
  22. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Very well said. lammers, Groeneveld, el Ghazi
     

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