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Frank de Boer's picks for Netherlands' squad is almost complete

Sat 02 January 2021 | 16:04

Netherlands head coach Frank de Boer has declared his squad for Euro 2020 is mostly chosen however few youths have the opportunity to procure a spot in the team

Former Ajax and Barcelona defender said in an interview, he knows a large portion of the names for the 


squad should they all remain fit. 

De Boer likewise accepts he has some tough decisions to make:

“We have a lot of young players who play at a high level and knock on the door. They just can’t all come along.

“Guys like Donyell Malen, Steven Bergwijn, Calvin Stengs, Owen Wijndal and Teun Koopmeiners are already in the squad. Mohamed Ihattaren, who I think is a great player in the future, I have selected and then we will also hear from Ryan Gravenberch, Sven Botman, Cody Gakpo, Mitchel Bakker and Justin Kluivert.”

De Boer is additionally watching out for Bologna midfielder Jerdy Schouten:

“He is doing very well in

Serie A

. I regularly see clips of him from my assistant Maarten Stekelenburg.”

The 50-year-old coach furthermore remarked again on the significance of Ryan Babel:

“We know what we can do with Babel. He has to prove himself at Galatasaray. Provided he is fit, then he is of added value for Oranje. He can play striker, on the outside, is also important outside the field and is not in the players’ council for nothing.”

source: SportMob