Clasie full of belief again after Netherlands down England

The Southampton midfielder was confident about the future of the Dutch national side after their win over the Three Lions.

Clasie full of belief again after Netherlands down England
Clasie came off the bench as the Netherlands came from behind to beat England 2-1 at Wembley. (Photo: Getty)

Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie has said that he will be going back to his club back in full confidence after the Netherlands saw off England 2-1 in their final international match before the end of the regular season.

Clasie didn't start the match, coming off the bench late on instead, but he is glad to see that his team mates collected the victory, even if he feels that they may have been quite lucky along the way.

Even though he wasn't involved for too long on the night, the midfielder believes there was plenty that he can take into his club's next match in the Premier League; against league leaders Leicester City this weekend.

Key win for the Dutch

After enduring a tough run of late, the Dutch got back to winning ways against a much improved England squad, but there are ultimately high levels of disappointment for Clasie as he won’t be joining many of his Southampton teammates in France following the end of the season.

The result against the Three Lions will give Holland real belief and a boost in confidence, but Clasie's nation failed to qualify for this summer's Euros and will miss out on a trip to France.

Nonetheless, the midfielder admitted that that he thought his side played well at Wembley and that they fully deserved the win against a very good England side, telling the official Southampton website, “I think the team did it very well, they played compact."

Classy played 45 minutes of the Netherlands' other friendly this week, which was a 3-2 defeat to France. (Photo: Goal)
Classy played 45 minutes of the Netherlands' other friendly this week, which was a 3-2 defeat to France. (Photo: Goal)

Dutch rebuilding

Clasie knows that his country have to improve after failing to make the Euros, but he also feels that his side need to patient and that it will take time for the new players that have come into gel with the current ones.

This was a great result for the Dutch, who before this match hadn't won any of their last five games, and the future certainly looks bright again for them as they "have many young players in the team" to take them forward, including Clasie.