Rising heat by Ecuador and the Netherlands eye round of 16 berths

The old saying “When things get tough, they get harder to hold back tougher” he is on The table also takes Ecuador and the Netherlands is huge step Toward second round of world Cup in Group A match on Friday at Khalifa International Stadium with Both sides currently sitting on three points after winning their editorials in Qatar.

But while Ecuador has it set their goal of advance to round of 16, as they did in Germany in 2006, the Dutch will search for so far improved performance to me back up coach Louis van Gaal’s assurance that they can go on And the win world Cup.

Holland was far from competent best in beat the African champions Senegal 2-0 in their opening group game on Monday.

Van Gaal was delighted with The three pointsand defense of his amazement decision Handed goalkeeper Andres Neubert Ann international debutHowever, he criticized the method of victory as he did captain Virgil van Dyck.

“we won But we also know “We can and must do better,” said the captain.

“Going forward We tried sometimes force things, we often left We exposed ourselves to Senegalese counter-attacks. This is a file area in which we will do need To improve it because it is a art This belongs to us next opponents, ecuador too good in.

“But I’m optimistic because I feel like we’re going to get better,” Van Dijk said added.

Ecuador is confident that Inner Valencia, who I got both goals in 2-0 win over Qatar hosts on Sunday, would be fit for play Despite some concerns over Knee sprain.

Goalkeeper Hernan Galendez said Saudi shock win over Argentina on Tuesday proved no team It was unbeatable.

“I think Argentina won’t be defeated last Surprise of This World Cup added.

Although victorious of Holland, were evenly matched against Senegal. There are certainly ways to hurt the Netherlands.

“It’s going to be tough matchbut I expect Holland to come close us with respect,” added 35-year-Old.

Probably the Dutch give Memphis Depay the start after he came off The bench against Senegal for for him first match in After two months struggling with hamstring injury.

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