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2024 European Cup quarter-finals – Netherlands VS Turkey

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The Netherlands naturally hopes to reach the top 4 of the European Cup for the first time since 2004.

European Cup-Netherlands VS Turkey

When it comes to the top 8, it is actually difficult to predict the outcome. The strength gap between the teams will not be too big. The Netherlands naturally hopes to reach the top 4 of the European Cup for the first time since 2004. The best result in the history of the Turkish team is in 2008. The top four, this year they naturally hope to recreate the great results achieved by their predecessors.


Netherlands coach Koeman was squeezed to third place in the group by Austria and France, but they got a better draw than France. They finally showed their strength in the round of 16, defeating Romania, who topped Group E, 3-0. In this game, midfielders such as Gakpo, Schouten, and Reisdes performed well. However, Bergwijn, who had not played in the previous game but started in the round of 16, was replaced by Koeman at halftime and was replaced by Ma. Len scored twice, and I believe Koeman will not let Bergwijn start again in the quarterfinals.

The Netherlands, which plays a 4-2-3-1, relies heavily on Depay as a single player in the offense. When attacking, the Netherlands often turns to a 3-back position with two deep-lying midfielders. The front 4 players are behind Depay. The four players in the midfield and frontcourt try to compress the space as much as possible. In addition to better cooperating with each other in short passes, they can also suppress the opponent’s offense to a limited extent and quickly hinder the opponent’s passing.

However, Depay is in poor condition this tournament. He is often too hesitant to handle the ball and misses opportunities. On the offensive line, Gakpo’s performance in the national team seems to be better than that of the club. In the last game, he faced Romania’s inward shot. Got to do it all in one go, currently leading the conference with 3 goals.


Turkey always played a 4-2-3-1 formation in the previous games, but due to the yellow card suspension of the main coach Calhanoglu, coach Montella arranged a 3-4-3 formation and let Guler serve. He plays a central role in the frontcourt, and the MVP in the round of 16 is naturally center back Demiral. He scored two goals to allow Turkey to win despite the disadvantages in ball control and shooting.

In the past match records between the two teams, the Netherlands has a slight advantage with 6 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. However, the last two matches were in the 2021 World Cup qualifying matches. The two teams each won one victory. Turkey defeated the Netherlands 4-2. The Netherlands returned to the game after half a year. It was a 6-1 win at home.

After Calhanoglu returns, Montella should still return to the 4-2-3-1 formation. The midfield confrontation between the two teams is the key to the game. If the Dutch midfielder can play the last game Performance, they will be one step closer to victory.