Van Gaal will stop being the coach of the Netherlands team after the team was eliminated this Friday for the second consecutive time in a World Cup due to penalties, this time it was against Argentina.
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“I am not going to continue in the national team because it was only for this period. This was my last game. I have played twenty games and I have not lost any, ”he explained.
The strategist said after the end of the game that he made changes in the duel against the albiceleste, however, they did not bear fruit. I've made a two player trade. We had possession and when we had it we couldn't find the free man and I tried to change him at halftime”.
” Argentina has had to adapt its system and we have benefited. We have struggled in the second half to try to come back from 0-2 with a rival like Argentina that presses with great intensity”, he commented.
"To lose on penalties is to have very bad luck," Van Gaal said after being sorely disappointed.
Finally, he detailed about the squad that he leaves and for which he shared with them for more than four years.
“What I leave behind is an excellent group. On a personal and football level, it is a very united team with a strong team spirit and great football. I have been a coach for twenty games and we have not lost any. This is for a reason. We have played with normal powers and we have eliminated some”, concluded the Dutch coach.