04 Jul ‘Morgan will not rating towards us!’ – Van de Donk assured of Netherlands silencing USWNT star
The Dutch midfielder is greater than assured in her aspect as they put together to take on the world champions within the Girls’s World Cup closing
Danielle van de Donk is assured that the Netherlands can shock the US in Sunday’s Girls’s World Cup closing.
The Oranje defeated Sweden 1-Zero in further time on Wednesday night after a gruelling 120 minutes of football.
Now, Van de Donk is worked up to imagine the underdog function when her aspect take on the reigning champions the USA, who beat England 2-1 within the final 4.
Alex Morgan scored the successful objective in that sport, performing a tea-drinking celebration, and when requested if she thinks the American has something deliberate for a objective towards the Netherlands, Van de Donk was candid in her response.
“I don’t suppose she’s going to attain towards us,” the 27-year-old stated.
“I feel [the underdog role] is the perfect function you may be in. I prefer it. I’ve at all times been the underdog.
“I feel I acquired used to it. I feel they… I don’t know the English phrase, however I don’t suppose they suppose we’re that good.”
When requested if she could also be in search of the phrase underestimate, Van de Donk was happy: “Sure, thanks. I feel that’s going to be a bonus for us.
“In the event that they do [underestimate us], they do, and we’ll present them mistaken.”
Regardless of successful the 2017 Euros, the Netherlands will go into the ultimate as large underdogs, given the No. 1 rating of the USA and their standing as world champions.
However the midfielder, who performs her membership football for Arsenal, sees no cause to be intimidated by the opponent.
“We’re going to show ourselves and present them what we’ve acquired. We would shock them,” she stated.
“I feel they’ve issues to enhance as effectively. We don’t want to take a look at ourselves on a regular basis.
“We simply want to take a look at our strengths and go from there – don’t wish to have a look at the negatives.
“I feel that’s how we method the sport.
“We didn’t actually have the simple approach as we acquired right here via the play-offs and all the things, so it wasn’t like we certified immediately,” Van de Donk continued.
“We got here right here the onerous approach and we proved that we are able to play football and that we’re good and that we’re European champions, not simply anybody.
“I’m very happy with the team, I’m very happy with the Netherlands and I feel we got here this far as effectively as a result of we’ve such wonderful help on a regular basis.
“You might be within the closing so it’s all the things or nothing.
“We’re going to be proud anyway, so we’ll give it our greatest attempt to all the things we’ve acquired.
“Regardless of the result’s going to be, it’s going to be wonderful for us.”
As for the potential feeling of being a world champion?
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“That’s going to be wonderful!” she stated.
“That’s my goal. That’s my objective.”
The Netherlands will face the US within the Girls’s World Cup closing on Sunday 7 July, with kick-off 16:00 BST on the Stade de Lyon.