Koeman vows attacking play on return as Netherlands coach

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ronald Koeman has pledged to take the Netherlands back to playing attractive, attacking soccer as he begins his second stint in charge of the national team that lost in the World Cup quarterfinals to eventual winner Argentina. The 59-year-old Koeman said he wants a return to the positive play of his first period as national coach from 2018-20, when he led a talented young team to qualification for the European Championship and the inaugural final of the Nations League. He looked back not only on those achievements, “but the way we did it. We really want to get back to that.”

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