Van Dijk plan worked, says Koeman
Virgin van Dijk netted a late goal against Germany to sent Netherlands to the Nations League finals and manager Ronald Koeman was happy as his plans worked.
Germany was on the verge of registering a 2-0 win but two late goals forced a 2-2 draw. Van Dijk was deployed on the attack in the final minutes with and he grabbed the equalizer in the stoppage time to help his side join England, Portugal, and Switzerland in the last four of the Nations League.
The former Everton boss later revealed he passed a note from one of his assistants on to the field via full-back Kenny Tete, instructing Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk to move into an attacking position.
"I got that note from Dwight Lodeweges and Kees van Wonderen. When we were 2-0 down they asked me if we should change things around and I said yes. Next thing I knew I had the note. So I gave it to Kenny," said Koeman.
"And in the end, it's fantastic that the equaliser came from the guy who was told on the note to push up front."