Ronald Koeman’s showing up England again, this time by engineering Southampton’s success

“There’s a plinth with a Ronald Koeman statue on it in the 1990s wing of English football’s hall of shame, as for the Three Lions, the former Dutch defender was one of the decade’s most notorious villains. In 1993, England traveled to Rotterdam with its qualification hopes for the Diana Ross Soccer Shootout, um, USA `94, on the line. With the game goalless, Koeman hauled down David Platt as he raced clear on goal – a clear professional foul, yet he escaped with only a yellow card. Four minutes later, Koeman scored from a free kick.” Soccer Gods


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