Holland, Gakpo: “Given a time, if we qualified as a third party it’s only our fault”

The Netherlands fell to Austria in the last match of the Euro 2024 group stage, but still got through to the round of 16, qualifying as the best third. After today’s 3-2 Cody Gakpoa Dutch offensive winger, made some statements to the official UEFA channels: “They started very well, they were very sharp, strong in duels, while we didn’t, we were the opposite.

In the first half they were there, maybe we weren’t. In the second half it changed a bit. We came out of the locker room better than in the first half, but it wasn’t enough. I wouldn’t say we were surprised by the way Austria played, because we knew it could happen, but we weren’t in the game at the start. The only ones guilty are ourselves.

Obviously there were some good moments in this match too, we scored two goals. But this is the only positive thing we can take from the match. Like I said before, today didn’t go well.”