Having won a second piece of silverware with Portugal, Fernando Santos said restricting Frenkie de Jong was crucial to Nations League glory.
They failed to reach Euro 2016 or Russia 2018 but a run to the Nations League final means Netherlands are back, says Frenkie de Jong.
He was not part of Portugal's victorious Euro 2016 squad and Bernardo Silva was thrilled to lift the Nations League in Porto on Sunday.
A 1-0 Nations League final defeat to Portugal is no cause for Netherlands to become disheartened, says Virgil van Dijk.
Portugal did not need Cristiano Ronaldo to go toe-to-toe with Virgil van Dijk as Bernardo Silva propelled them towards Nations League glory.
The inaugural Nations League crown went to Portugal, who defeated Netherlands in front of a partisan Estadio do Dragao crowd on Sunday.
England beat Switzerland to claim third place in the Nations League, with Gareth Southgate questioning a lack of a presentation.
England made seven changes and switched between formations but Gareth Southgate will have learnt little from an entirely pointless match.
Jordan Pickford saved from Josip Drmic in sudden death to ensure England finished third in the inaugural Nations League.
As Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo prepare to do battle for Nations League glory, we crunched the Opta numbers behind their seasons.