I somewhat fear for the future of the dutch.. Finding it hard to see where their next world class player will emerge from.. They got this in this tourney on the back of RObben first, then sneijder and RVP.. ...
Hiddink has work to do..
thats because LVG has set them up around Robben ,Sneijeder and RVP
Truth is Dutch football is brimming with fantastic emerging talent.
Clasie is going to be huge in the future. So is Devy Klassen
Daley Blind can only get better .
They have emerging talent no doubt - but any World Class prospects especially in attack.. If this World cup has shown us anything, you arguably need some sprinkle of world class talent to make it far..
You dont need a Messi, Robben or Neymar to go far.
Even without Robben Holland has enough upcoming talent to do in the future, what Germany has done this year.
Even costa Rica made it quite far without exceptional individual talent.
You have to remember LVG is a pragmatic coach., He had game changers in his squad and set up his team to get the best out of them.
Hiddink or whoever takes over will assess the talent pool and decide on the best formation to use
But make no mistake he will have more talented players to work with than most national teams
Interestingly, 3 of the WC semi-finalist have a messi, robben and neymar..
When was the last time you had a team with out a World class player reach the WC final??
Germans had talent you clearly could see will turn into WC players..? Neuner, Lahm, Schweini, Kroos, Mueller, Ozil.. then add top players like Khedira, Hummels, Gotze.. With the dutch, while some of their younger players were impressive, i am struggling to find the next RVP, KLuivert, Overmars, Van Basten, Gullit, De boer, Stam among them..
Mind you, i am not in anyway dismissing the importance of coaching. You need a solid coach to put all the talent together.. But having 1-3 world class players on your squad can easily be the difference making between
a costa rica/mexico/colombia and a Germany/Argentina/holland that get to make it all the way..
and an 'instructed' Ref makes all the difference on who makes the last 8 or last 4.