Memphis Depay equated to Johan Cruyff’s objective record for Netherlands as the star opponent scored his very first hat-trick for his nation on Tuesday.
Depay struck 3 times and established another in the Oranje’s 6-1 house win versus Turkey.
The Barcelona gamer now has 33 objectives to his name for his nation from 71 looks.
Where is Depay in the objective charts?
Depay’s outstanding screen in the World Cup certifying match saw him get into the leading 10 in his nation’s list of all-time leading scorers.
He pulled level with Wesley Sneijder with his very first objective prior to exceeding the previous captain with his 2nd in the very first half.
Depay then knocked the ball over the line in the 2nd duration to move him as much as joint-eighth in the list.
He is now level with football icon Cruyff and Abe Lenstra, who represented the Netherlands in the 1940s and 1950s.
But while Depay has 71 caps to his name, Cruyff handled to net 33 objectives for the Oranje in simply 47 matches, assisting them reach the 1974 World Cup last along the method.
Lenstra, on the other hand, retired in 1959 with 48 caps to his name.
What did Depay state?
Depay stated after the video game that he intends to climb up even further up the nationwide group’s objective chart, while he confessed that he might have carried out even much better versusTurkey
“I’m happy, but I expect more from myself. People think that I’m always floating and that everything is going well,” he stated to NOS.
“I’m important and threatening, I always will be, whatever happens. I thought it was a great evening with a great atmosphere, I hope everyone enjoyed it.
“[Cruyff and Lenstra] are 2 legends, you can’t compare them to anybody. They have actually done so numerous specifying things and put Netherlands on the map.
“For me it’s great that I keep scoring goals and that we win. I strive for more. I want to be in the top three of the top scorers list.”
Depay in fantastic type for Oranje
The 27-year-old has actually remained in magnificent type for Netherlands over the in 2015, smashing in 14 objectives in his last 14 looks.
He is off to a great start at brand-new club Barcelona, too. Depay has actually scored 2 and helped one as the Camp Nou side have actually taken 7 points from their very first 3 matches in La Liga.