Barcelona transfer will give Depay ‘one thing further’


Netherlands coach Frank de Boer is hopeful Memphis Depay‘s Euro 2020 kind will probably be positively impacted after the affirmation the striker will play for Barcelona subsequent season.

Depay has lengthy been linked with a transfer to the Camp Nou and on Saturday Barcelona introduced the 27-year-old had signed a two-year deal to hitch on a free switch from Lyon.

“Perhaps the switch to Barcelona will give him one thing further to assist him carry out at his finest,” De Boer advised reporters forward of the Dutch group’s remaining Euro 2020 Group C recreation towards North Macedonia in Amsterdam on Sunday.

“We’d like Memphis at his finest to go so far as we wish on this event however we now have confidence in him and he’s a assured participant.”

Depay, who scored 20 objectives in Ligue 1 for Lyon within the season simply completed, transformed a penalty within the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Austria on Thursday in entrance of watching Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman.

Nonetheless he has are available for some criticism from some Dutch followers and media for failing to take different possibilities.

“I feel Memphis is his first critic and I am certain the criticism would not have an effect on him,” De Boer mentioned of the previous Manchester United participant, who is a large star within the Netherlands.

“He is aware of if he performed effectively or not so let’s hope for the Netherlands that he can attain the extent that we keep in mind.”

The Oranje have already secured qualification for the final 16 as winners of Group C after beating each Ukraine and Austria of their first main event because the 2014 World Cup.

“Once we are doing effectively we will beat anyone. Hopefully we will develop into the event and we nonetheless have some higher performances to come back,” mentioned De Boer, whose group will play in Budapest within the first knockout spherical towards among the best third-placed sides on June 27.

Victory there would arrange a quarter-final in Baku towards the runners-up in both Group A or B.

“We all know our path to the ultimate and to get to the ultimate you must win each recreation, so I do not actually care who we play subsequent,” De Boer mentioned. “We’ve got no affect on it.”

De Boer mentioned he would make two adjustments to his group for Monday’s recreation on the Johan Cruyff Area, the end result of which is tutorial for each side: North Macedonia are already eradicated after dropping each matches thus far.

“They need to get their first ever factors at a event. They’re proud to be right here, however we need to win and will probably be taking it critically,” mentioned De Boer.

“There isn’t a manner we will probably be taking them evenly. They beat Germany 2-1 just lately (in a World Cup qualifier) so this is not going to be a straightforward recreation.”

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