Ronald Koeman’s Glowing Praise For Liverpool Sensation Cody Gakpo After Heroic Euro 2024 Performance!

Ronald Koeman’s Glowing Praise For Liverpool Sensation Cody Gakpo After Heroic Euro 2024 Performance!

Liverpool player Cody Gakpo hit the mark as Holland secured a win against Poland.

Ronald Koeman lavished praise on Gakpo following his standout performance in the Euro 2024 opener. The Netherlands clinched a 2-1 win against Poland in Group D.

They had to fight back after Adam Buska drew first blood in the 16th minute. Buksa jumped brilliantly to get above Dumfries and headed Zielinski’s cross into the bottom-right corner.

But the Liverpool forward levelled 13 minutes later with a 25-yard deflected strike. Gakpo collected possession from Ake and ran to the edge of the box before getting a low shot away.

His shot took a deflection off Salamon and went down the middle of the goal and into the back of the net. Szczesny went diving to the right and had no chance.

Holland then had to wait until the 83rd minute for substitute Wout Weghorst to secure all three points. Weghorst fired a deflected shot with his left foot under Szczesny and into the net.

Gakpo was energetic throughout the match before being substituted for Jeremie Frimpong in the 81st minute, while Anfield captain Virgil van Dijk played the full game.

Koeman In Awe Of Liverpool Star Gakpo

Koeman was perfectly content with the three points but sees room for improvement. The former Everton and Barcelona boss remarked,

“For the most part, the end is good, all’s well.

You did very well for an hour. Being able to create a lot of opportunities.”

However, the national coach was disappointed with the way his team defended the opponent’s goal.

“You fall behind because of a bad defensive moment in a standard situation. That really needs to be improved.

It should have been 3-1 or 4-1 at half-time and after that you see that it becomes difficult.

I don’t know how many chances we had. Germany gets two chances and they score two goals. We create five and make one.

Getting opportunities is one thing, but making them is another…

I really thought Cody Gakpo played great, but you still want to bring fresh players with speed and depth.

That also went well with Jeremie and Donyell. It was hard-fought, but more than deserved.”

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