Kromkamp: Netherlands need winning feeling back

Ex-Oranje defender Jan Kromkamp says his country’s spectacular slump in recent games could jeopardise qualification to Euro 2016.

The Holland national team had a spectacular World Cup campaign in June where they finished third, but are struggling to hit those heights under new manager Guus Hiddink – losing four out of their five matches since.

Kromkamp believes the latter, who have returned for his second spell as national team coach, will need to get the winning feeling as soon as possible.

“Hiddink is a great guy and a great coach,” the man who has 11 Holland caps told FourFourTwo.

“But it’s difficult for him right now and we also just lost to Mexico. It’s perhaps something to do with the mentality and he has to win some games soon. If not, we will have trouble qualifying for Euro 2016.”

Meanwhile, Kromkamp remains proud of having played for Liverpool once in his career - even though it was only for half a season.

“It was a dream came true for me to be played for such a big club,” said the man who collected a FA Cup winner’s medal after being an unused substitute in the 2006 final against West Ham United.

“It’s massive and you can see how big Liverpool is in Asia and around the world. I left for PSV Eindhoven after the 2005-06 season and we played against them at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals the following season.

“That was really difficult for me!”

Jan Kromkamp and the Liverpool Legends will be appearing at The Castlewood Group Liverpool Masters on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.