When Memphis Depay left Manchester United, their appeared query marks over the Dutchman’s angle and whether or not he may fulfil the potential he confirmed while at PSV Eindhoven. Since then, he has gone on to be pivotal for Lyon which has led to him impressing Europe’s elite golf equipment a lot that he has earned a transfer to Barcelona.
Depay has showcased why he was needed by one of many world’s greatest membership together with his performances within the group stage of the Euro’s and has impressed alongside the likes Gini Wijnaldum, Donyell Malen, Frenkie De Jong and Daley Blind. The Dutch topped their group with three wins scoring eight objectives and conceding two.
Depay performed a key function for the Dutch of their progress with two objectives and one help within the Netherlands group matches.
Though, he didn’t rating within the first recreation, Depay was nonetheless helpful in Netherland’s 3-2 win over Ukraine. He managed to supply possibilities and reveal creativity by enjoying essentially the most key passes, essentially the most crosses and the best variety of correct crosses of any Dutch participant. Depay additionally demonstrated how good he’s at shifting with the ball with 4 profitable dribbles within the recreation.
Depay scored his first purpose of the competitors in Netherland’s second group recreation, when he coolly dispatched a penalty to assist the Netherland’s to a 2-0 win over Austria.
Of their closing group recreation towards North Macedonia, Depay scored after linking up properly with Donyell Malen. Netherlands launched a counterattack with Malen driving into the North Macedonian half earlier than he relinquished the ball to Depay. The 2 carried on advancing with Depay giving the ball again to Malen, who then minimize it again for Depay to complete clinically. In the identical recreation, Depay turned supplier when he collected the ball on the left aspect of the 18-yard field and squared it for Wijnaldum to complete. He was additionally concerned within the third purpose of the sport as his shot was saved by Stole Dimitrievski earlier than Wijnaldum handed the ball into the empty internet.
Total, Depay has proven his high quality within the group stage. He has proven the arrogance to steer the Dutch ahead line and has proven a want to try to be Netherland’s foremost man with the variety of pictures he has tried. Solely Ciro Motionless has tried extra pictures per recreation to this point within the competitors. The ahead can be taking accountability to create and make issues occur and, within the group, stage up to now has averaged 2.3 dribbles a recreation with solely Frenkie De Jong averaging extra out of all of the Dutch gamers.
If the Netherlands are to go deep into the event, then Depay should proceed his good kind and in the event that they do progress far within the EURO’s then it’s attainable Depay could possibly be in golden boot rivalry.