Pitchside Europe: Five-goal Dost fits classic Dutch mould

“The buccaneering Brazilian full-back, the classy Italian central defender, the battering-ram English centre-forward – football is populated by archetypes and few are as immediately recognisable as the rangy Dutch striker. From Faas Wilkes to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, via Marco van Basten and Ruud van Nistelrooy, no nation specialises in tall, technically-gifted forwards quite like the Netherlands. In Heerenveen’s Bas Dost, they may have unearthed another gangly goal-getter to uphold the tradition.”

My latest Pitchside Europe blog for Eurosport, on Heerenveen’s Bas Dost, can be found here.

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