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Inter Dumfries star accepts blame for Holland’s EURO 2024 defeat

Inter Dumfries star accepts blame for Holland’s EURO 2024 defeat

Inter Dumfries star accepts blame for Holland’s EURO 2024 defeat

Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries decided to own up to his mistake, which proved costly for the Netherlands, who eventually suffered defeat against England.

The two European giants crossed paths in the semi-final of EURO 2024 in Dortmund.

The Oranje took an early lead through a wonderful strike from Xavi Simmons. However, Harry Kane pulled the Three Lions back quickly enough with a spot kick.

But while many found the decision controversial, Dumfries he had no complaints.

The Nerazzurri star admitted his mistake as he clipped the England captain as he tried to clear the ball inside his own penalty area.

“I take full responsibility for the mistake. I tried to block the ball and instead I took out Kane,” admitted the 28-year-old in his interview with NOS via FcInterNews.

“There was contact, although I didn’t do it on purpose.”

The score remained 1-1 until the 90th minute when Ollie Watkins came off the bench to score the winner for England.

Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij failed to intercept the shot which crept into the bottom corner.

Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries blames himself for conceding penalty in Holland vs England clash

Dumfries therefore expressed their despair after suffering elimination in such dramatic fashion.

“Losing the match in this scenario is even worse. If it had gone to overtime, I think we could have won.

“I already had that feeling for the whole second half,” lamented the Dutchman.

England have now booked their place in the grand final against Spain. The big showdown will take place in Berlin on Sunday evening.

With Holland now eliminated, Inter have no representative in the tournament.