The Netherlands would have expected a lot more from their Euro 2020 run. After some decent performances in the group stage and having landed on the more favourable side of the draw for the knockout rounds, many would have expected them to make a deep run in the tournament.
Of course, things didn't go to plan.
The Dutch would be dumped out by the Czech Republic yesterday, losing 2-0 after Matthijs de Ligt's red card in the second half proved to be the turning point of the game.
We assumed the reaction in The Netherlands would have been scathing, especially when you consider that there were some doubts about the team in the buildup to the Euros.
Manager Frank de Boer was not a popular figure in the country and is unlikely to last too much longer in the role.
One media outlet has put out a scathing assessment of the team, one which degraded them by comparing them to Wales.
The Welsh would also bow out in the last-16 after a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Denmark, with Voetbal International seeing this as the ultimate slight on their team.
Writer Peter Wekking said being in the company of Wales was not something that reflected well on the Dutch.
With the victories of Max Verstappen and Matthieu van der Poel, it had everything to be a blissful Sunday. It became a black one.
The Dutch national team managed the improbable thing: it managed to lose to a Czech team that can’t really play football well at all.
At the moment that the European Championship with the knockout matches actually only started, the tournament for the Dutch national team was already coming to an end.
Eliminated in the eighth finals, just like the hobby kickers from Wales.
That is the state of the current Orange. Just as bad as Wales. And that’s not even a real country.
A bit harsh on the Welsh in fairness.