Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries admitted that his Netherlands team had underperformed in their 1-1 draw against Ecuador in the World Cup yesterday.

The Oranje were held by their South American opponents in the Khalifa International Stadium in Group A, after Enner Valencia had cancelled out a Cody Gakpo opener in Qatar.

Speaking in a post-match press conference following the draw, and as reported by, the Nerazzurri man offered his thoughts on the underwhelming performance by the Netherlands, as they only registered a record low two shots in the whole game.

“I think we have some problems in attack. Obviously, two shots aren’t enough, we need to improve. This is certainly not the real Holland, we know that we can do better,” the former PSV Eindhoven player claimed.

“We know that the South American teams play with a lot of intensity, we shouldn’t have let ourselves be outclassed from this point of view.”

However, Dumfries insisted that there was no reason to overreact and that the Netherlands were still in contention to win their first ever World Cup, as they sit first in the group and take on already eliminated hosts Qatar in their final game.

“We have a lot of faith in the team, there is a lot of individual quality and experience in the group,” Dumfries continued.

“We have to do better, but we won’t panic, but we will analyse where we can improve. This is not a match that will diminish our confidence. We are still first, we have not lost, we just have to do better.”

Dumfries made his international debut in 2018 and has earned 39 caps, scoring five goals.