Memphis Depay Shows Sharpness With Club And Country

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“Not ready to stop scoring goals, neither with Barcelona nor the Netherlands.”

1NEWS – Memphis Depay isn’t ready to stop making headlines yet. After performing well with Barcelona at the start of the La Liga season, the former Lyon player appeared outstanding when he beat Montenegro 4-0 in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in the European Zone, Sunday (5/9/2021) early morning WIB.

The Netherlands host Montenegro at the Philips Stadium, Eindhoven. De Oranje is trying to bounce back after being held to a 1-1 draw with Norway 1-1 in the previous match. It was Louis van Gaal’s first game as the new coach to replace Frank de Boer.

As a result, the Netherlands looked good. Memphis several times to produce opportunities for the Netherlands. One of them when he got a penalty in the 36th minute. The referee pointed to the spot after Memphis was dropped by Dusan Lagator. As the executor, he successfully conquered Matija Sarkic.

Memphis again doubled the Dutch advantage on 62 minutes. He fired a shot that led to the bottom left corner of the Montenegro goal. Then, Georginio Wijnaldum then put the Netherlands 3-0 up in the 70th minute. Six minutes later, Cody Gakpo made the Netherlands party 4-0.

With this result, the Netherlands now collect 10 points from five matches. De Oranje is ranked second in Group G. As for Memphis, this is his 70th cap for the Netherlands with a record of 29 and 30 goals. He also has 24 assists for the national team.

“Happy with the results and progress of our team today. There are many positive things that have been built. However, there is still a lot to develop,” said Georginio Wijnaldum on Twitter, @GWijnaldum.

The most important thing is that Memphis continues the positive trend after leaving Lyon to join Barcelona on 19 June 2021. Despite failing to partner up with his idol, Lionel Messi, Memphis continues to do well at the Catalan club.

On 15 August 2021, Memphis made his Barcelona debut in a 4–2 win against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou. Six days later, he scored his first goal for the club in his second game in a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao.

Then, before flying with De Oranje, Memphis also looked proud when El Barce met Getafe, August 29, 2021. He scored a goal to help his club win 2-0.

In total, the striker who was born in Moordrecht, February 13, 1994, produced four goals from five matches in the early 2021/2022 season, which he played with club and country.

“Tonight we shine in the City of Light (Eindhoven)! Great love from the fans who made this special,” Memphis wrote on @Memphis responding to his impressive performance where he started his professional career.

(andri ananto/you)

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