Dominique Janssen & Mark Parsons hail Netherlands winning experience ahead of Euro 2022

Netherlands are hoping to draw on vast experience in the squad that comes from their achievements at international level in recent years and success that players have enjoyed at club over the last 12 months as the Oranje Leeuwinnen look to retain their crown at Euro 2022.

Having been eliminated in the group stage without a win at Euro 2013 and only qualifying for their first ever World Cup in 2015, the Dutch won Euro 2017 on home soil five years ago, before also reaching the World Cup final in 2019 – narrowly losing to the United States.

A number of players called up for this summer’s tournament have been on that journey, with 11 survivors from the Euro triumph still in the squad now.

Indeed, the likes of Lieke Martens, Danielle van de Donk, Sherida Spitse and Sari van Veenendaal, who were all at Euro 2013, have seen Netherlands grow from outsiders on the international stage into genuine major tournament contenders as one of the best teams in the world.

“[Experience] definitely helps,” defender Dominique Janssen, herself a veteran of four previous tournaments on both continental and global stages, tells 90min.

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