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Van Gaal says Netherlands deserved late win as he questions Wales’ penalty

02 Jul 2022 | 08:40

Louis van Gaal was resolute Netherlands “won the victory” after a while Memphis Depay The goal is to secure a 3-2 win first Wales.

The home team looked to be flying after the first half goals from Noa Lang and Cody Gakpo put them up 2-0 in just 23 minutes.

However, the dragons seem to have won a point after Brennan Johnson the strike was added by By Gareth Bale penalty time overtime.

However, Wales were heartbroken when Depay went straight to the other end and scored the winning goal with seconds left.

That left Wales their 10th consecutive defeat to the Netherlands, conceding 29 matches.

It also extended Oranje’s unbeaten streak to 13 games across all competitions as they prepared for World Cup in Qatar.

Van Gaal, who has been frustrated by some of the referee’s decisions, feels his team got what they deserved.

“It’s great that it’s turned out like this, I think it’s great to see how we fought mentally with a 2-2 scoreline. Even though I think we won. It wasn’t that either. a penalty for Wales I can tell Van Gaal to NOS.

Turning his attention to the decisive goal, which came from a long kick straight up from the ball after Bale’s penalty, Van Gaal refused to recognize it.

“They agreed that they would do this, I didn’t say anything. It’s amazing how it works like this,” he added.

Depay then applauded the team’s mental strength as they clinched another result against the odds, having gone 2-0 down to draw with Poland and beat Wales with injury-time winners in their previous two matches.

“It says a lot about the team. We wanted to win. Once again we showed a great mentality.” Barcelona front said.