How Dutchman Hasselbaink is helping England’s push to topple Netherlands

Foden discusses Hasselbaink’s role in penalty practiceFormer striker works mainly with England attackers

England will prepare for another potential long haul against the Netherlands with the help of a Dutch penalty guru in the form of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who was among those instrumental to their success in the flawless shootout that saw off Switzerland.

Hasselbaink is one of Gareth Southgate’s assistant coaches and, having earned 23 caps for the Netherlands, has unique experience of both setups. The former Chelsea, Leeds and Middlesbrough striker works primarily with England’s attackers; a fresh approach to penalties has been cultivated during Euro 2024 and Phil Foden explained the calming influence Hasselbaink has had.

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