The Netherlands made it two wins from two on Thursday night with a 2-0 victory over Austria to confirm their spot in the knock-out rounds of Euro 2020.
Frank de Boer’s side were perhaps a little fortunate in their opening game against Ukraine but were certainly good for all three points as they downed a timid and ultimately disappointing Austria side with relative ease.
Although the forward never doubled his tally on the night, Depay was a constant threat for the Netherlands with runs in behind and cut backs from wide areas. Sure, the forward should have done better when he fired a clear opportunity over the crossbar just before half time but on the whole it was another impressive performance from Depay that makes it eight goals in his last nine games for his country.
In the first half against Austria the Juventus talent completed all 28 of his passes, touched the ball 32 times, made four ball recoveries and completed two tackles. In the second half, as Austria pushed for an equalizer, he was even better.
The recent Real Madrid signing is just as comfortable at left back or in central midfield and coil have perhaps provided more creativity for an Austria team that managed just four shots off target and not a single one on target throughout the match.