Holland, Verbruggen’s bitterness: “I feel empty, the dream has shattered”

Bart Verbrugge he can’t find peace after the defeat against England. Watkins’ last-gasp goal eliminated Holland from Euro 2024, just a step away from the final in Berlin: “It’s quite difficult to sum up my emotions at the moment. I just feel a bit empty because the dream has been shattered. I’m disappointed,” the goalkeeper told UEFA.

Kane’s penalty: “We prepared well for the penalties. We had an idea of ​​what he was going to do and he took it exactly where we thought he would. I was close, but it was a great penalty, so all the credit goes to him. I still don’t know if we could have done anything differently. At the end we were defending a bit more but they weren’t threatening our goal. I never had the feeling we were going to concede, but unfortunately we did.”

Holland-England 1-2, the match report
Netherlands (4-3-3): Verbruggen; Dumfries (45’+3′ st Brobbey), De Vrij, Van Dijk, Aké; Schouten, Simons (45’+3′ Zirkzee), Reijnders; Malen (1′ st Weghorst), Depay (35′ Veerman), Gakpo. Technical Commissioner: Koeman.

England (3-4-2-1): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi; Saka (45’+3′ Konsa), Rice, Mainoo (45’+3′ Gallagher), Trippier (1′ st Shaw); Foden (36′ st Palmer), Bellingham; Kane (36′ st Watkins). Technical Commissioner: Southgate.

Referee: Zwayer
Markers: 7′ Simons (O), 18′ pen. Kane (I), 45’+1′ st Watkins (I)
Ammonites: Dumfries, Simons, Bellingham, Saka, Van Dijk