Key Stat Spotlights Wijnaldum’s Sluggish Euro 2020 Performance Against the Czech Republic

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.

With the Netherlands now out of this tournament, Wijnaldum now looks ahead to PSG’s upcoming preseason schedule.

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