Dutch aim to fix attack, defense against Slovakia

Updated: 29 May 2012 15:20 IST

The Netherlands' fearsome attack failed to click against Bulgaria and its shaky defense was leaky in an unexpected 2-1 defeat that immediately piled pressure on the team as it prepares for the European Championship.

Dutch aim to fix attack, defense against Slovakia
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Rotterdam, Netherlands:

The Netherlands' fearsome attack failed to click against Bulgaria and its shaky defense was leaky in an unexpected 2-1 defeat that immediately piled pressure on the team as it prepares for the European Championship.

Coach Bert van Marwijk has his first chance to fix the problems on Wednesday against Slovakia, less than two weeks before the Netherlands' opening match at Euro 2012, against Denmark in Kharkiv.

Van Marwijk also is waiting to hear if Joris Mathijsen will be fit in time for the tournament after the Malaga central defender strained his left hamstring early in Saturday's defeat.

Topics : Football Joris Mathijsen Euro 2012 Alou Diarra Lech Poznan
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