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Ex-professional footballer Berry van Aerle about the 1988 European Championship final: "We slowly gr

Published By Desantos Rocky | Jun 25, 2024 9:46 a.m.

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Today marks exactly 36 years since the Netherlands won the European Championships in Munich in 1988. This morning Barend and Wijnand called former football player Berry van Aerle who had to play during the match at the time. They talked about the mutual feeling before such a big match and Marco van Basten's legendary goal.

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Today marks exactly 36 years since the Netherlands won the European Championships in Munich in 1988. This morning Barend and Wijnand called former football player Berry van Aerle who had to play during the match at the time. They talked about the mutual feeling before such a big match and the legendary goal by Marco van Basten. European Championship final 1988
"We were there with a good feeling,"says Berry van Aerle when asked if he remembered the moment in the dressing room. knew just before the match started. "We slowly grew in the tournament. After the semi-finals we knew we had a great chance. There was competition tension, but otherwise a good feeling. No stressed players."
The ultimate moment during the European Championship final was when Marco van Basten scored. "Van Basten's goal was a liberation. Then you know that the loot has been won."Van Aerle was surprised about Van Basten. "I thought 'What is he doing? What is he going to do from that distance?', it was just unique."
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