De Boer shocked after Van Dijk injury

Tue 10 November 2020 | 16:57

The Dutch manager spoke about the situation of Van Dijk and Donny van de Beek.

Frank De Boer

talks about

Van Dijk


van de Beek

's situation at

Manchester United

. The Dutch defender got injured after a horrible incident in the match against


earlier this season. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. However his injury does not only impact


but also Netherlands boss is concerned. It seems however that he also watches van de Beek's situation at Manchester United carefully but is relaxed.

"I saw it live. I was shocked. I said some bad words," De Boer said on Tuesday ahead of a friendly against Spain on Wednesday.

"It was a shock, because he's such an important player, our captain, and he's so important in our squad. We will miss him."

When asked if he wanted to give the 23-year-old a sympathetic hug, De Boer said: "I can't hug him right now of course! I try to give him as much confidence as possible, which I showed by starting him against Italy.

"I think he did well in the games he played, I saw him a few times at United. He's doing well, but they have a great midfield with [Bruno]


, [Paul]




, [Scott]


and [Nemanja]



"It's difficult, but I'm sure he will play his minutes. I can understand he wants to feature more frequently, but on the other hand, it's always normal that you have to adapt when you go to a new league.

"Let's hope he will get his playing time. I am happy that he's well-rested. We can use him here."a

source: SportMob