This may be surprising to listen to, however Charles Barkley obtained a prediction mistaken.
The NBA legend mentioned the USA males’s nationwide staff could be “opening up a can of whoop-ass” on the Netherlands and assured the Individuals would pull off the upset on Sunday (AEDT) within the 2022 World Cup.
The NY Submit stories not solely did these feedback find yourself within the Dutch pre-game hype video, however star striker Memphis Depay one-upped Barkley with a tweet after the 3-1 win for Holland.
“We’re going for all of it,” Barkley mentioned.
“I would like Spain. I would like Brazil. I would like Germany. I would like France. Oh, they obtained my boy (Kylian) Mbappe over there in France. He ain’t no joke, however we’re going to beat The Netherlands.”
“Lotta bark, no chunk,” Depay tweeted in response, with a photograph of the ultimate rating above a stunned-looking Barkley.
The Dutch hype video additionally featured a photoshopped greenback invoice, with supervisor Louis van Gaal instead of George Washington.
Barkley being mistaken in predicting sporting occasions is, after all, a timeless American custom and we are able to’t blame the Dutch for not being totally conscious of it.
Depay scored the opening purpose on Sunday for the Netherlands, who will play Argentina within the quarterfinals.
The USA did have a glimpse of hope when Haji Wright scored within the 76th minute nevertheless it lasted precisely 5 minutes as Denzel Dumfries was left unmarked and completed with ease to make it 3-1.
Depay opened proceedings within the tenth minute, finishing an distinctive staff purpose that started deep within the Dutch defence and included seven of their gamers touching the ball within the lead-up.
It was rightly hailed as one of many objectives of the match.
However there was fast finger-pointing at US gamers who didn’t observe again with a way of urgency becoming for the event — and the Individuals have been accused of falling asleep once more when Daley Blind put the Dutch 2-0 up in first half damage time.
This text initially appeared within the NY Submit and was reproduced with permission.