Euro 2020: Netherlands 2-0 Austria full match reaction & quotes: Dumfries calls performance a childhood dream



The marauding Dutch wing-back won a penalty before netting the second goal of a 2-0 win on Thursday

Netherlands wing-back Denzel Dumfries has said Euro 2020 is “starting to look like” a childhood dream come true after scoring goals in each of his country’s two wins to begin the tournament.

Dumfries won a first-half penalty before sliding in an unselfish Donyell Malen centring pass to seal a 2-0 victory over Austria on Thursday.

The Dutch are now through to the knockout stage despite manager Frank de Boer admitting they haven’t reached their best form.

What has been said?

“It’s starting to look like [a childhood dream],” Demfries told NOS . “You know what we’re going for, we grow in it and it feels good.”

He added on the build-up to his goal: “Donyell was very sharp, it was a good ball from Memphis [to start the move] and I only had to tap in.”