If you win, that’s all that matters…Dutch international Cody Gakpo is enthusiastic about the semi-final against England

If you win, that’s all that matters...Dutch international Cody Gakpo is enthusiastic about the semi-final against England Match

He scored three goals and assisted one for Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands in the ongoing EURO 2024 and scored the winning own goal in the quarter-final against Turkey.

He led the team to the semi-finals. For Holland, he was given the familiar left wing position and often created chances by winning one-on-one battles with opposing defenders.

He is also a threat with his powerful shots from cut-ins and is lively in a position he has played since he was a youngster.

At Liverpool, in addition to being used as a left winger, he has also been used as a centre forward and midfielder, and has experienced a variety of positions.

He revealed that he was desperate to meet Klopp’s demands and expressed his satisfaction with the current state of the national team, which is struggling to win.

“I was a left winger before so that’s always been my preference. But in the last one and a half years, the coach (Jurgen Klopp) needed me to play somewhere else and that’s what I tried to do at my best,”

“This has been a very beautiful tournament with our group. The feeling’s really strong. We’re in the semi-final and this is not the end of the tournament. Every single team that is here wants to get to the final and we’re no different.”

“It’s not for nothing that England are in the semi-finals. They have a really good group of player and it’s a fantastic squad. So it will hopefully be a beautiful game. England won [their group] so that’s a good sign – like us!

“In the end, it’s the most important thing. You can play good football but still go out. Obviously I think everyone knows each country can play a little bit better but if you win, that’s all that matters.”

The Mirror

With the new Arne Slot regime, will there be a regular battle with Colombian international Luis Diaz on the left wing?

Or will he be used more often at centre-forward or in another position, as he was last season…?

And will the Dutch team beat England and reach the final?