Cornel Dinu found the “intruder” from Euro 2024. Who thinks he doesn’t deserve to play for Romania

Former great footballer Cornel Dinu spoke about Romania’s current Euro 2024 squad, before the round of 16 duel with the Netherlands. The Dynamo player praised the national team – a rare thing – but threw an arrow at George Pușcaș, considering that the striker has nothing to do in the final tournament in Germany.

Cornl Dinu appreciates the unity of Romania’s group at Euro 2024. Photo Sportpictures

Among Cornel Dinu’s highlights are Nicolae Stanciu, Andrei Rațiu, Răzvan Marin and Marius Marin, as well as goalkeeper Florin Niță: “I think that the result itself was due to the unity of the team and a certain homogeneity created over time, apart from the goalkeeper, I would point out Rațiu, I would point out the two Marines, the performance from the first game that he had- o Stanciu, and positively surprising the attacking performances of Ianis Hagi and Drăguş.

George Pușcaș didn't really meet the ball at Euro 2024. Photo

George Pușcaș didn’t really meet the ball at Euro 2024. Photo

I don’t understand why they still rely on Pușcaș, who made a foul at the end of the match that was a red, in no case a yellow, and which doesn’t matter in such situations”, Cornel Dinu declared for Prima Sport. It is not the first time that the former international expresses his disappointment with the national striker. “They put him in the pigtails of Ileana Cosânzeana like in a fairy tale, to make a miracle. You can’t do anything with it if it doesn’t also have a wide belt. Possibly bring him in front of the goal and maybe he can score a ball there”said Cornel Dinu after the Romania – Israel 1-1 match, from the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Cornel Dinu, satisfied that we have a stable game formula

The 75-year-old dynamo player also noted the performance of the tricolors in the group stage and the stability of the team. “The Romanian national team has become a more or less homogeneous team, with a fairly stable game formula, also comforted by the chance without which you cannot succeed in football and which they have certain coaches. All in all, it clearly deserved its qualification, and the result that propelled the Romanian national team was the unexpected 3-0 against Ukraine”declared Cornel Dinu.

Romania won group E from Euro 2024, after 3-0 with Ukraine, 0-2 with Belgium and 1-1 with Slovakia. The national team will play in the round of 16 against the Netherlands on July 2, from 19:00, in Munich.

Euro 2024, the table of the best

June 29 (Berlin, 19.00): Switzerland – Italy

June 29 (Dortmund, 22.00): Germany – Denmark

June 30 (Gelsenkirchen, 19.00): England – Slovakia

June 30 (Koln, 22.00): Spain – Georgia

July 1 (Frankfurt, 19.00): France – Belgium

July 1 (Frankfurt, 22.00): Portugal – Slovenia

July 2 (Munich, 7 p.m.): Romania – Netherlands

July 2 (Leipzig, 10 p.m.): Austria – Turkey