John and Co looking forward to facing Azzurri.
The Netherlands take on Italy in a friendly international on Wednesday with the Oranje eager to test themselves out against the Azzurri.
“Italian teams and clubs are always playing with lots of defenders,” said Benfica midfield player Ola John.
“You can see in that good and bad ways of course. Dutch teams like to attack a lot so it will be a big fight in front and also in the midfield because a lot of good payers like (Riccardo) Montolivio, Pirlo, (Marco) Verratti. It will be a nice game to see for the fans”.
Meanwhile, Ajax defender Daley Blind said: “There are some tactics that they can play. Lots of teams are playing differently. They play with two strikers most of the time, but last year they played with three strikers, so it’s very different.”
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And former Liverpool front man Dirk Kuyt was also eager to take on the Italians, saying: “I think that new coming players in the Dutch team are very talented. Obviously we have lots of young players but they are here because they have quality.
“I think we still have some experienced payers left, of course I can name myself, but also Robin van Persie, Klaas Jan Huntelaar so we have a perfect mix and it will be very interesting to see how will go against a team like Italy on Wednesday.”
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