There’ll be no Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup. That’s after another poor qualifying campaign in which they ultimately failed to reach their second successive tournament.
It’s a bleak time for the Oranje, but one Dutchman proving he has still got it is Dennis Bergkamp.
The former Arsenal forward, who spent six years as an assistant at his boyhood club Ajax, was playing in a memorial match for Dick van Dijk.
And though he’s put on a few pounds since he retired, the 49-year-old Bergkamp showed class is permanent as he bagged two stunning goals.
For his first, he played a neat one-two with a team-mate, before rolling a defender on the edge of the penalty area to curl a stunning strike past the helpless goalkeeper.
And his second was even better.
He picks up the ball around 20 yards from goal and, with three defenders in front of him, it looks almost impossible to score. But Bergkamp somehow lofts the ball up and over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net!
If you’re watching, Unai Emery, sign him back up! The Gooners would love it!