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Van Gaal´s selections please Willems

8 September 2012 18:50

Netherlands defender Jetro Willems praised coach Louis van Gaal after his young side beat Turkey 2-0 on Friday.

Van Gaal's team kicked off their World Cup qualifying game with the convincing win – which came thanks to goals from Robin van Persie and Luciano Narsingh – at Amsterdam Arena.

The Dutch were made to work hard for their win, but Willems is certain they will improve, and that the young squad will come good in time.

"(Van Gaal) knows what he's doing. He chooses based on his style, not on age," PSV Eindhoven left-back Willems told Goal.com after the game.

"As long as you can fill in the role he has pictured in his head, (you will get a chance)."

Van Gaal's appointment has also led to a shift in tactics for the Netherlands, with the side now employing the 4-3-3 formation, as opposed to previous coach Bert van Marwijk's preferred 4-2-3-1.

"Playing in his system takes little effort," Willems said. "At PSV we play in a 4-3-3 as well. It's a true Dutch system, what I grew up with."

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2 - 0

Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
7 September 2012
Kick-off
20:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Amsterdam ArenA (Amsterdam)
Attendance
49500

Goals

R. van Persie 17'
(assist by W. Sneijder) 
1 - 0
L. Narsingh 90'+3  
2 - 0

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