Euro 2024: Wout Weghorst Opens Up on How He Told His Girlfriend He Will Score Late Winner

Euro 2024: Wout Weghorst Opens Up on How He Told His Girlfriend He Will Score Late Winner

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 16, 2024 at 6:05 PM
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  • Wout Weghorst climbed off the bench to score the match-winning goal to help the Netherlands beat Poland in their Group D opener
  • His strike helped Oranje climbed to the summit of the pool, with France and Austria set to cross swords in the other group game
  • Up next for the Dutch is a titanic clash against tournament favourites Les Bleus on Friday, June 21 at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig

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Dutch striker Wout Weghorst shared how he predicted his match-winning performance to his girlfriend before scoring against Poland on Sunday, June 16.

The former Manchester United forward, who made a name for himself at the 2022 World Cup, once again rose to the occasion in Hamburg, helping the Netherlands start their Euro 2024 campaign with a victory.

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Wout Weghorst beams with smile after his last-gasp goal sealed a comeback win for the Netherlands in their Group D opener against Poland. Photo by BSR Agency.
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Although Ronald Koeman's men secured all three points, it was Poland that struck first when Adam Buksa, filling in for the injured Robert Lewandowski, headed his side into the lead after 16 minutes.

Liverpool attacker Cody Gakpo then equalised for the 1988 champions with a deflected shot at the Volksparkstadion, per the BBC.

As the game seemed destined for a draw, Koeman brought on Weghorst in the 81st minute in search of a late winner.

True to Weghorst's prediction, the 31-year-old substitute latched onto a pass from Nathan Ake to score the decisive goal just two minutes after entering the game.

Weghorst predicts match-winning heroics to girlfriend

After the match, the Burnley hitman revealed he had foreseen his goal and had told his girlfriend beforehand that he would be the hero.

"I knew this was going to happen. I can show you the Whatsapp texts," the elated striker told reporters, as quoted by The Europeanlad.
Shedding more light on his premonition, Weghorst added: "This morning I texted my girlfriend: 'It will be 0-0 or 1-1 about 20 minutes before FT whistle, and then..' My goal came a bit later, but still."

Group D preview: Netherlands to challenge France

Group D promises to be captivating, featuring former champions France and the Netherlands, along with Poland and Austria.

Sports Brief provides an analysis of these four teams as Euro 2024 kicks off.

Les Bleus are strong favorites to lead the group, but after their victory over Poland on match day one, the Dutch will be confident in their ability to challenge the two-time winners.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.