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Depay credits whole Dutch team for Thursday win

Memphis Depay, Netherlands, EURO 2020
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The Netherlands defeated Northern Ireland 3-1 on Thursday and it was mainly thanks to Memphis Depay who scored two goals in the game.

The Netherlands defeated Northern Ireland 3-1 in yesterday’s UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

The game ended up in a high note with four goals in just the last 20 minutes.

Josh Magennis scored for the Northern Irish in the 75th minute, but five minutes after Memphis Depay scored the equalizer.

Then Luuk de Jong put the team ahead with a goal in the 90+1 minute, and just before the whistle, Depay scored the third Dutch goal of the night.

“For the fact that we have turned it over, the credits can go to the team, which has always believed in it,” Depay told Football Oranje.

“I didn’t feel really lonely up front, but I didn’t have a good feeling either.”

He added: “It was not easy to play football, we were difficult in the game.”

“This was partly due to Northern Ireland. They did very well, with their qualities they got the maximum out of it, they didn’t want to make a competition of it. We knew that beforehand.”

“Then you know that you have to start creating, but that lasted and that lasted … We had little finesse in the final phase,” the Dutch player commented.

“We suddenly got the hit on the nose. Then there was some frustration with me, I was furious. But then we show that team spirit again. I have said it before: we would rather make the 1-0 and expand it, but that is how it works.”

“I always want to do better, because I know I can do better. But maybe I should also be aware that this is just very good. I would like to keep to this,” Depay concluded.