On the first day of the international match period, some changes have already taken place in the camp of the Dutch national team. Joey Veerman has been added to the company of national coach Ronald Koeman. The Volendam player employed by PSV replaces the injured Frenkie de Jong. Furthermore, Donyell Malen replaces Steven Bergwijn. The Ajax player did not come out of the fight against Feyenoord fit.
“This is a big blow because it is an important player.” Ronald Koeman kicks off the press conference in Zeist about the cancellation of Frenkie de Jong. As a player of FC Barcelona, the former Ajax player received a ‘tick’ in El Clasico against Real Madrid. This loss for the Orange does mean the debut for Joey Veerman. The Volendam game distributor has never been part of the Dutch national team before.
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It is striking that Donyell Malen has been called up, because Wieringen’s attacker was not part of the pre-selection. “At the time when the pre-selection was announced, Malen did not play and now the last two games have been played again.” Is the statement of the national coach. Malen stood out this weekend with Borussia Dortmund. In the match against FC Köln (6-1) he scored and provided an assist. The last time Malen played for Orange was a year ago. At the end of March 2022 in the exhibition game against Germany.
The Dutch national team is entering a new era. With the recently appointed national coach Koeman, the Orange will start the European Championship qualification. The match against France is scheduled for Friday and Gibraltar is the opponent next Monday.
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