Netherlands came into Euro 2020 as clear Group C favourites, and they did not disappoint by any stretch of the imagination, winning all three of their matches. Frank de Boer's team have been tactically fluid, outstanding both in and out of possession and have genuinely looked like one of the most exciting teams at the tournament. So with the knockout stages just a few days away, we take a look at Netherlands' tactics at the tournament so far.
Since taking over for Marcel Keizer in December 2017, Erik Ten Hag has been a revelation at AFC Ajax. In fact, it would have been difficult for anyone to do a better job. The Dutch manager scraped Ajax back into the title race in his first season in charge, only missing out by four points, and since then has won the Eredivisie, gotten his team to the UEFA Champions League semi-final and now looks set to win the league all over again. That has all culminated in an outrageous 74% of his matches won since the tail-end of 2017. This season they're up to 81% of their matches won, sitting eleven points clear at the top of the league. So with their fantastic performances and intriguing tactics along the way, here is RDF's Tactical Analysis of Erik Ten Hag's Ajax in 2020-21.
Manchester United have started off this season flying on all cylinders and every single player seems to be clicking as they have now marched to back to back 4-0 wins to start this season. The first of these impressive wins came at the expense of Slavan Bilic's West Ham United. Bilic's new-look side included experienced … Continue reading Back to Back 4-0 Wins For Manchester United. What Has Changed?
Every single week The Mastermind will be bringing you an exclusive EPL Team of the Week, starring the best eleven players of the round. The criteria for making the XI will include a players' impact on their team's performance and result compared to other players around the league. This is the Team of the Week … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 1
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to one of this season’s top title contenders, Jose Mourinho's new-look Manchester United. Manchester United INTRODUCTION After … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Guide: Manchester United
This week the Premier League was a little bit strange as normally a "Gameweek" or "Matchday" only lasts the weekend but this time it started Saturday and ended Thursday. So if you were wondering why the usual Team of the Week didn't arrive this past Monday as it usually might, that is the reason. Another … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 34
Another enthralling week in the Barclays Premier League comes to a close with several shocking upsets, massive defeats and standout stars. Players like Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, Steven Defour and Virgil Van Dijk all had fantastic displays this weekend but couldn't find their way on to this week's best eleven because of how good these eleven players … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 6
Eric Bailly is officially Jose Mourinho's first signing in his reign as the new Manchester United boss. But who is Eric Bailly? Eric Bailly is a 22-year old Ivory Coast defender who has played the last two seasons at one of the best Spanish clubs in La Liga, Villarreal, under one of the best current world … Continue reading 5 Things You Need To Know About Manchester United’s New Signing Eric Bailly