A couple of recent wins versus Latvia has got Holland back on ball.
The Oranje had been playing some poor Football under Guus Hiddink and had got into a bit of a trouble by losing two out of their first three Euro qualifiers.
Failing to get better of the likes of Czech Republic and Iceland was a big embarrassment.
The Swords had come out for Hiddink and it seemed just a matter of time before he would be handed the sacking.
He himself had also publicly said that a loss to Latvia would mark the end of his tenure as he would walk away.
But, it did not really come down to such a scenario as the Dutch significantly improved their game and not only did they crush Latvia in the home game, they repeated that travelling away too as they registered a 2-0 win the other day at Skonto Stadions, Riga.
These two wins have saved Hiddink’s job for now. But, Holland still has a bit of work to do to ensure their Euro qualification.
At the moment, they are third in the table with 10 points.
Iceland is at the top having won 5 games out of 6.
Speaking to the media post the away Latvia game, Hiddink said, “I would say well done to the team. Everyone was superb. It’s not easy to produce such kind of stuff towards the end of the season.”
“We had a good World cup, but, we lost the track thereafter. However, now, I think with these couple of good performances, we are finding our feet.”
However, despite the win, Van Persie’s play remained a concern for Holland as the striker again looked struggling and failed to pierce the defensive line of Latvia consistently.