"We knew there was something quite possible, but this was a very good night," said the Ajax midfielder. "Winning the world champion, which many people thought possible just recently, I think it's especially good that this has happened in a pleasant way," says De Jong. "It's clear that it makes sense to start looking at countries that have done well in the last few years, but we also have to stick to our own values, we were dominant against the French, it may still be better, but we deservedly won. that people expect from Holland. "
Koeman: This is exceptional.
Even the world champions of France could not control De Jong, who in fact received the best praise from Didier Deschamps. The French national coach decided to change his game in the second half and named Né Golo Kanté as custodian of De Jong. It did not matter much to the midfielder. At injury time, he forced a penalty kick, which Memphis Depay used beautifully (2-0).
Orange also puts France on the knee
"The only thing you can blame us on is that we did not decide the game before," De Jong said after his first match in De Kuip. "It's good that I won right away here. I hope that happens again soon," said the Ajax player with a wink, referring to the Rotterdam version of the classic from the end of January in the Eredivisie.
Statistics – Orange swirls over the world champion France