Finley Crebolder is joined by football journalist Peter McVitie to look back at Euro 2012 and ahead to 2021 for Episode 3 of the Clockwork Oranje Podcast.
In 2012, the Netherlands had one of their best squads in years, with key players in form and at their peak. On paper, they looked set to win their first trophy in 22 years. Sadly, football isn’t played on paper…
Finley and Peter kick the episode off by discussing what shape the side was in pre-tournament and what their own expectations were for Oranje, before going through each match in-depth.
They then discuss the various factors that contributed to the team’s meltdown and try to figure out how things went so downhill so quickly for Bert van Marwijk and this group of players.
Once all is said and done about the Euro 2012 campaign, they jump ahead to present day and look ahead to Euro 2021. Is the year delay a good thing for the Dutch? How far will they go? Will Koeman stay afterwards and if not, who will replace him?
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