Sarina Wiegman is pleased with the 4-1 win that the Orange Women booked on Tuesday in the European Championship qualification on Slovenia. The national coach sees the victory in Arnhem as a fitting conclusion to a good year.
"I am satisfied that we have scored four times, have won all matches in the European Championship qualification and have concluded the year very well", Wiegman told FOX Sports .
"We have put down a good World Cup (where the Netherlands reached the final, ed.) And have continued that in the European Championship qualification. Although the opponents may be a bit less, you still have to do it again every match."
The Orange squad won the first six matches in group A of the European Championship qualification - on Friday, Turkey was defeated by 0-8 - and is therefore well on its way to the European Championship of 2021. The reigning European champion did rise in the first half against Slovenia backlog.
"I thought: 'Gosh, we are giving away a goal here," said Wiegman. "It was so unnecessary. Slovenia is quite fast and we were quite far ahead, so it is more dangerous if the ball is lost."
Thanks to a penalty kick from Sherida Spitse, the Orange women came against Slovenia on 1-1. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Long period without games for the Orange
It takes a long time for the Orange Women to come together again, because the next match is only on 10 April, when an away match against Kosovo is scheduled in the European Championship qualifying series.
"But of course we will continue to follow the players. It is the first time that we have not seen each other for so long. We always had an international match in January and not now, I think that is a shame," said Wiegman.
However, the national coach emphasizes that there is enough work to do. "We will do a few things in terms of policy and are of course already preparing for the Olympic Games."
The Orange women already secured Olympic participation at the World Cup in France last summer. A place in the semi-finals was enough for a ticket.
Standings group A EC qualification
- 1. The Netherlands 6-18 (28-3)
- 2. Russia 3-6 (5-2)
- 3. Kosovo 3-6 (4-6)
- 4. Slovenia 5-6 (14-10)
- 5. Estonia 4-1 (1-13)
- 6. Turkey 5-1 (1-19)