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Portugal: Koeman and Southgate look ahead to UEFA Nations League semi-final02:48

Portugal: Koeman and Southgate look ahead to UEFA Nations League semi-final

Portugal, Guimaraes
June 6, 2019 at 02:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head coaches and leading players from the Netherlands and England talked to journalists in Guimaraes on Wednesday ahead of their encounter in the UEFA Nations League semi-final.

Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman praised his opponent Gareth Southgate saying: "He is doing a fantastic job and that's was the example for the Dutch team: how they processed the squad and giving chances to young players."

Southgate said he wants to make winning trophies a habit for England: "We want to be in the habit of starting to win games. Last summer we didn't have a free hit at World Cup because when you play for England there is no free hit at anything. But there was less expectation, but we weren't as far progressed as a team. Now I feel we've gained confidence from going to the semi-finals."

The two sides will face each other at at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on Thursday.The winner will play against Portugal in the final.

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Head coaches and leading players from the Netherlands and England talked to journalists in Guimaraes on Wednesday ahead of their encounter in the UEFA Nations League semi-final.

Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman praised his opponent Gareth Southgate saying: "He is doing a fantastic job and that's was the example for the Dutch team: how they processed the squad and giving chances to young players."

Southgate said he wants to make winning trophies a habit for England: "We want to be in the habit of starting to win games. Last summer we didn't have a free hit at World Cup because when you play for England there is no free hit at anything. But there was less expectation, but we weren't as far progressed as a team. Now I feel we've gained confidence from going to the semi-finals."

The two sides will face each other at at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on Thursday.The winner will play against Portugal in the final.

MANDATORY CREDIT: ©UEFA 2019; NEWS PROGRAMMING ONLY, NO ONLINE STAND-ALONES, NO ARCHIVING. OTHER THAN TO EDIT THE MATERIALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ALTERING THE LENGTH AND/OR INSERTING CREDITS, SUCH MATERIALS MAY NOT BE EDITED, ALTERED, DELETED OR MODIFIED IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER.

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