Netherlands fans applaud Liverpool and Tottenham-linked Memphis Depay after brace against Scotland
Memphis Depay was pivotal for the Netherlands on Wednesday evening as he twice pegged back Scotland to secure a 2-2 draw in his country’s first warm-up match before Euro 2020. Depay, linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, gained plenty of plaudits from Netherlands fans on Twitter.
Coming into the match, Netherlands should have cruised to victory but Scotland started brilliantly. It was the unlikeliest of first goalscorers, though. Celtic-owned Jack Hendry stepped out of defence and found himself lashing in a brilliant effort from 20 yards out to open his Scotland account.
But against the run of play, Depay equalised. Coming off the back of a brilliant campaign in which the Lyon captain scored 22 goals and created 12 more, he volleyed a left-footed effort past Craig Gordon Immediately after the hour mark, though, Scotland were back in front.
A beautifully worked goal saw Stuart Armstrong find Andy Robertson and the Liverpool star’s excellent cross was turned in by Kevin Nisbet. However, Depay reminded all why he is a game changer. Lining up a free-kick on 89 minutes, Depay curled a gorgeous effort into the far corner of the net.
According to Spanish publication Marca, Depay is a target for Liverpool this summer. Meanwhile, Tottenham have also been linked with the ex-Manchester United man – as per FC Inter News. A move to Barcelona, though, is expected for Depay, with his Lyon contract about to expire.
Netherlands fans raved about Lyon ace Depay, after his brace in what was his 62nd cap for his country amid reported interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.
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