I think pushing Beek to the back position is a mistake. At the end he had a nice assist on Manu, but he is prone to making mistakes there. Also with U21 he made a blunder on the back position. He is a center defender. Kongolo had his first bad game since a long time. Could be that Mathijsen is making everybody nervous. Rutten is responsible to play the experience card. Would a center of Beek-Kongolo have resulted in conceding less goals? Mathijsen looked awful these past 2 games. Not only with mistakes, but also the way he deals with making mistakes, blaming others. I really dislike that trait in people. Nelom is mediocre. I hope Woudenberg steps up. Saw him 1 time with U17 or U19 I think. Looked pretty nice in that game. I don't know with Boulah and Mathijsen. The first one prone to injury and kicking off by scoring an own goal. Just feel that with a young but capable partnership of Beek and Kongolo it would have gone better. The lack of options on the back position is a problem. That is why Beek and Kongolo are pushed out wide often, while you throw something potentially good away. Midfield Clasie with cramp. His old problem, not having enough juice. I know he played a WC and I can understand, just a pity he has no real buffer in this area. Vilhena becomes suspect for me. I saw a Turkish player press him and he was clueless how to solve it. Turn away or do a trick. None. He got an easy free kick, but Vilhena's football must go up more. Had no real impact in the game. Boëtius played 2 horrible games. Checked out for these 2 games. Very disappointing. Glad Louis did not take him to the WC and for now Depay is ahead of him. Immers is Immers. Wonder if Karsdorp can become a threat to him. Immers is like the canary in the coalmine. Nobody underrates hard work. That being said. As long as he runs on midfield with that going for him, things are not what they should be. Te Vrede offered little and Manu created a penalty in the first leg, now scored in the second leg. Why is Manu so shut out? I remember him also doing well in a game vs Heerenveen a while ago as striker. Just give this guy a shot at striker position. It irks me that a guy with some speed is again disqualified for a center position. His speed made that goal. Vilhena might develop a through ball on him during the season (yes he does have that one in his locker). I am sure people can come up with things that he is not, like being a good header or something, but he makes up for it in different ways. Manu made some thing happen and that is 10 times better than a dead body up front waiting for the perfect ball. Mulder must be challenged this year. Very disappointed with the result.