Euro 2016

Helle Thomsen : “We can sleep much better tonight…”

Helle Thomsen : “We can sleep much better tonight…”

Helle Thomsen (DEN) – Netherlands  head coach

“We can sleep much better tonight compared to two days ago. I’m really happy and glad now, this result was a great relief, as otherwise we would have been already out of the EURO.

“It was good to have so many options on so many positions and we made an important step. Now we have a tough match against France ahead, France are a tough team.

“Today our goalkeeping was a key to success. Tess Wester is still young and her level will go up, we have to give her more time to get stable, compared to the match against Germany she was great.”

Leszek Krowicki (POL) – Poland  head coach

“Of course we cannot be happy with the second defeat. The Netherlands deserved to win. France and Netherlands are more experienced than we are. Some elements looked good but we saw that we need to work on many other issues. We do not have enough arguments to keep up with France and Netherlands.”

Alina Wojtas (POL) – left back

“Tomorrow is a new day, we must focus on Germany now. We have a young team, so our experienced players must support our young players more. We must learn, but this situation is very hard for us.”

Maura Visser (NED) – centre back

“We fought from the beginning and we were focused. That was the difference between the first match and this match.

“Against Germany we were in front, but we took a step back and they came back. We didn’t let Poland to make a come back. That was good.”

“Against France it will be a very different match. They are a very good team. So far we talked about Poland and now we will talk about France. But we will start from 0:0 and we will have our tactic ready.”

Yvette Broch (NED) – line player

“Today we fought as a team and we didn’t give up any time in those 60 minutes. I think we did a good job.

“We will fight now every, every, every game.”

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