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Bert van Marwijk refused to blame Robin van Persie for the Netherland’s inability to score against Denmark.
If the Dutch fail to perform, the person to blame is Van Marwijk.
He played Van Persie as a wide attacking midfielder throughout the Euro qualifying campaign, before throwing the Arsenal forward up front, knowing full well that the word “pass” fails to resonate with Arjen Robben.
How is Gregory van der Wiel the starting right-back for the Dutch? He couldn’t stop Simon Poulsen from providing the pass that led to Michael Krohn-Dehli scoring.
Considering that the right-back committed seven errors that led to goals for Ajax this season, it shouldn’t surprise Van Marwijk that Van Der Wiel is a defensive liability.
Van Marwijk started Ibrahim Afellay, who hasn’t been the same since moving to Barcelona.
Why didn’t Van Marwijk throw on Luciano Narsingh?
By the way, the back-up left-back in the squad is Stijn Schaars, who is a centre midfielder.
If the Dutch somehow win Euro 2012, it will be in spite of Van Marwijk.
Talking about Van Persie, he didn’t perform at the 2010 FIFA World Cup—will it be the same at Euro 2012?
When a team isn’t built around him, he is not a world-class player, and Manchester City need to know that before submitting an inflated transfer bid for the Arsenal forward.
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