National coach Sarina Wiegman expects the Orange women to also dominate Friday's visit to Slovenia in the European Championship qualification. She thinks that the Slovenians have about the same level as Estonia and Turkey.
"We have a reputation with Slovenia and expect pretty much the same as what we have seen from our opponents in the past period," says Wiegman in conversation with the NOS on Tuesday.
"It is difficult to compare them with Estonia and Turkey. They may be slightly better than them. We have to wait and see how the game will take place, but I think we have to find a lot of people and the game to make."
After the successful World Cup, where the final was reached (0-2 defeat to defending champion the United States), the Netherlands also made a good start to the qualifying series for the 2021 European Championship in England.
The Orange won the first game at the end of August 0-7 against Estonia and a few days later triumphed 3-0 against Turkey, which means that Wiegman's team is on track for the European Championship, which won gold two years ago.
Wiegman sees positive development at Oranjevrouwen
Wiegman is satisfied with what her players showed against Estonia and Turkey and also saw a positive development compared to the previous qualifying series, for the World Cup in France last summer.
"At the time, we also played half of the opponents in many matches, but we had a hard time, for example, against Slovakia and Ireland to get opportunities and score," Wiegman remembers well.
"We already did better against Estonia and Turkey. More players were available, because we kept it well wide and there was sufficient depth from midfield. We just have to keep that up longer, because there were moments in between that we fell back, so there is improvement in that. "
The Netherlands is quite disabled in the run-up to the games against Slovenia and Russia (next Tuesday). Wiegman misses among others Lieke Martens, Shanice van de Sanden, Jackie Groenen and Stefanie van der Gragt due to injuries.
"Fortunately, over the years we have become a lot wider and the level has risen, so I think we can cope with that. We always think in scenarios, so if someone drops out, we immediately know who to call. "