Wout Werghost strikes late to help Netherlands beat Poland 2-1

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Wout Werghost strikes late to help Netherlands beat Poland 2-1

Manchester United fans always remember Weghorst's spell when he played on loan in the second round of the 2022-23 season. Many mocked him for his lack

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Manchester United fans always remember Weghorst’s spell when he played on loan in the second round of the 2022-23 season. Many mocked him for his lack of pace as they thought he was not up to the standard required to play for an elite club.

Louis Van Gaal showed great faith in the towering centre-forward during his recent spell as the national team manager and Ronald Koeman also has been using him to confirm his faith in him.

When matters were extremely difficult for the Orange in their opening game in Hamburg against Poland, Wort Werghost stepped up and scored to snatch the needed victory for Holland.

Minnows Poland without Robert Lewandowski because of injury was due to struggle as he is undoubtedly their best player. They put his absence behind them and took the lead through Adam Buksa in the 16th minute.

Buska planted a powerful header from close range into the right corner after meeting Zielinski’s corner.

The Netherlands were the better of the two sides even after conceding the first goal. Tijjani Reijnders, Virgil Van Dijk and Memphis Depay all came to scoring for the Netherlands before Nathan Ake assisted Cody Gakpo to level in the 29th minute.

Three minutes after Holland’s equaliser, Poland nearly scored their second with Bart Verbruggen superbly saving Jakub Kiwior’s shot.

This is a game in which so many chances were created from both sides in both halves.

Late in the second half, Wout Werghost snatched the winner with a precise effort inside the box.

Karol Swiderski’s header in the 90th minute was saved by Verbruggen luckily for Netherlands.

It meant a lot for Ronald Koeman as his side started the tournament with a win.

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