Frenkie de Jong admitted that he felt he could have made a bigger impact following Netherlands’ Nations League final defeat at the hands of Portugal.
Oranje slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat against the hosts thanks to Goncalo Guedes’ 60th minute goal as the latter’s side lifted the inaugural Nations League trophy.
De Jong was named as Young Player of the Tournament after the final whistle despite his side’s defeat, but the Barcelona midfielder couldn’t help but feel as if the game might have had a different outcome if he was on top of his game.
“I could have done a lot more today,” he told NOS .
“I didn’t create enough spaces between their defence and midfield.”
Ronald Koeman’s side were taken all the way to extra-time by England in the semi-final on Thursday, but de Jong feels his side can’t use that as an excuse for their final defeat.
“The England game was tough,” he added.