After Argentina’s heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has confirmed his resignation.
After a devastating quarterfinal loss to Argentina on penalties, Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement.
“First and foremost, I am not going to continue. I only participated in it during this time. In his press conference following the match, Van Gaal stated, “This was my very last match of my third term as head coach.”
I coached 20 games during that time, and we never lost a single one. You can determine the goal difference for yourself by searching for “Louis van Gaal, Dutch team” on Google. I don’t know how many games we won.
I feel very positive about it now. We were the only team to never lose against England. We haven’t been beaten today, in my opinion. Only a penalty shootout took place. A great group is what I’m leaving behind.
“This is a team that is very close and has a lot of skill, both personally and in football. Over the course of my 20-match coaching tenure, we never lost. There’s a reason for that. Even though those nations were eliminated earlier in the competition, we have nonetheless competed against elite nations.
In front of Argentina’s fans, Emiliano Martinez danced while wearing shorts. At the World Cup, the Argentina goalkeeper once again led his team in penalty kicks.
In a shootout victory over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals on Friday, Martinez made diving stops on penalties from Steven Berghuis and Virgil van Dijk. The match was tied 2-2 after extra time.
Since taking over for Frank de Boer in the summer, Van Gaal had won every one of his 20 games.