If the base in football isnot good, tactical and technical, in the league, we wouldnot stand a chance anyway in Europe. The reason we stumble isnot because of our bad clubs, it's because of the semi-annual robbing that takes place. When Ajax made their semi final run (as with PSV under Hiddink) it was because of a few top talents decided to stay longer with the club, instead of taking a hike with the first club waving a sack of gold in front of them. Just look at the Orange Squad for decades run (as the only small population country) with the big countries as one of the few always to be mentioned for a deep WC run. You donot get that when only the top Dutch clubs are tactically and technically astute. Other countries have in their leagues two or three clubs with top quality tactical and technical players too, but never apart from once in a lifetime fluke deep run at a WC. So it's a deceptive look to take on Dutch clubs runs in the UEFA competitions. It leads to the wrong conclusions.