Peruvian national team received praise from the Dutch press despite the defeat
Several Dutch media highlighted the virtues of the Peruvian national team, despite the annoyance of Ricardo Gareca for losing to the Netherlands.
Peru vs. Holland that was played in Amsterdam left many things for analysis. Despite the fact that the Peruvian team allowed itself to be turned around in the second half, the Dutch press highlighted the virtues shown by the national team in the Johan Cruyff Arena.
The first half of the run by Ricardo Gareca was excellent. They made quick transitions and cut when they had to cut a rival attack, thanks to that they could find the first goal of the game through a header from Pedro Aquino, who was one of the figures of the Peruvian team.
That Creole style that was seen in the first half of the match was highlighted by the Dutch press, who also pointed out that Peru deserved better luck in the last World Cup.
“Peru is good, hard, technical and off the street, the street that has disappeared too much from Dutch football after the Sneijder era. Peru got very little in the World Cup and drew a draw on Thursday, after Aquino’s 0-1, a difficult header“, De Volkskrant said.
“Peru kept the strength even more closed than normal“, added Algemeen Dagblad, noting that the Peruvian team made a fight to its similar from Holland, which had planned a party for the farewell of the legendary player Wesley Sneijder. That is why this meeting was decorated with the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who also had words of praise for the Peruvian team.
Finally, the Netherlands team, led by Ronald Koeman, woke up in the second half and corrected the mistakes made by all their lines. And, with two goals from forward Memphis Depay, the ‘Naranja Mecánica’ ended up turning the score to the team of Ricardo Gareca, who ended up very upset after this friendly match by FIFA date.