The Netherlands’ Lineth Beerensteyn has expressed her satisfaction after the US was eliminated from the Women’s World Cup early due to a penalty shootout loss against Sweden.
The US secured their second consecutive title four years ago by defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final, but were ultimately defeated by the Swedes in only the 16th round.
Before the Netherlands’ quarterfinal match against Spain, Beerensteyn was spotted by reporters with an immediate reaction of “Yes! Bye!”
“They had a significant amount of information going into this tournament, including the final.”
“The thought came to mind when I stated, ‘You have to demonstrate that on the pitch before you engage in conversation.’”
Despite having finished on the podium in every Women’s World Cup, the US suffered its worst performance at a tournament so far, losing to Germany in the last 16.
Megan Rapinoe, who has played in every World Cup since 2010, criticized her penalty miss as being like a joke while Julie Ertz praised the defeat.
Jenna Watson/USA Today Network/Reuters reports: The Netherlands and US draw 1-1 in the group stages.
From the outset, the US team was not performing at its best. The 3-0 win over Vietnam in its opening match proved to be a significant feat for their team, who failed to secure any wins in the World Cup throughout the season, including meciulmeciul with the Netherlands and stalemate.
Beerensteyn acknowledged his lack of rudeness by stating, “I still hold them in high regard, but they are out of the tournament now.”
It’s a necessity for them to carry it with them in the future, and they shouldn’t discuss things that are far away.
“I desire for them to acquire knowledge from that.”