In the first real upset of the Euro 2020 tournament, the Czech Republic eliminated Frank de Boer’s Netherlands side in the round of 16.
The Netherlands national team failed to record a single shot on target as the side finished scoreless in a result that surely surprised many.
New Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum earned a start for the Netherlands in this fixture as a central attacking midfielder.
Although Wijnaldum had his way for the Netherlands over the group stage, he had a difficult time exerting a presence in the team’s attack against the Czech Republic.
As noted by Opta, the new PSG talent completed a mere 10 passes in this match.
This figure is the fewest by an outfield player to play in a full match for the Netherlands in the Euro knockout stage since 1980.
10 – Georginio Wijnaldum completed just 10 passes across 90 minutes vs Czech Republic, the fewest by a Dutch outfield player to play the full game in a Euros knockout round in recorded history (since 1980). Nullified. #NED #CZE #NEDCZE #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/5qq9NzMwLT
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 27, 2021
With the Netherlands now out of this tournament, Wijnaldum now looks ahead to PSG’s upcoming preseason schedule.
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