AS Roma- Strootman: “We should be ashamed, we are unworthy to represent this country”

After the unexpected 2-0 defeat that Holland suffered in Bulgaria and that compromises their qualification to the next World Cup, the AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman released fierce words about the performance of his national team.

“We are in a dramatic situation, last night we were unworthy of representing the Netherlands. It is a fact that we are playing badly and I am the first. We don’t have to blame the coach, we also played some good matches with him. We should all be ashamed because it is not possible that the Dutch national team shot on goal for the first time at the end of the match. Now we must be silent and receive criticism, it is right.

Kevin Strootman
Photo: by Ed Moynihan/

Qualification? It would be terrible to still play if we don’t believe in it. Many amazing things happen in football. We have to think positive and collect points in the next game.”

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